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King’s Group: at the forefront of British Education Internationally
About King’s Group
King's Group is a multi-faceted educational organisation comprising of International British schools, School Academies, Summer Courses, Training and Corporate Catering Services. The company originated in Spain in 1969, when Sir Roger Fry, founded King's College, The British School of Madrid. Since then, King’s Group King’s Group has grown into one of the largest and most respected educational institutions in the world. Not surprisingly, in 2012 Queen Elizabeth II gave its founder the title of Knight of the Realm for promoting British education internationally and enhancing cultural relations between Spain and the United Kingdom.
King’s Group operates a total of nine schools in the UK, Spain (Madrid, Alicante and Murcia), Latvia (to be opened in September 2017) and Panama, provides corporate tuition through King’s Training, summer camps and language courses via King’s College International and catering services through Nexalia.
In February 2014, King’s Group became an Academy sponsor and established King’s Group Academies, a “multi academy trust” with a vision and passion for providing opportunities and success on a global stage for all students.
Vision and Mission
King’s Group’s mission is to provide high quality British education that delivers a transformative learning experience to all our pupils. Engaging and effective teaching based on the Group’s core values and the best, most up-to-date UK educational practice enables young students to achieve their academic ambitions and lifetime careers. At the same time, King’s nurtures their individual talents and emphasises the importance of educating the whole child with attention to their physical, emotional and social development.
King’s Group is determined to make a positive difference to the future of pupils and their families, the careers of the staff, as well as contributing to the wider community.
“King’s Group has a long and distinguished history of educational leadership. British schools from as far away as Asia and Latin America look to King’s for inspiration and admire our expertise in all areas of education. Leadership is one of our real strengths. Our company vision and mission are not “beautiful dreams” but a very significant and positive reality that we can all build upon.” Sir Roger Fry CBE DLitt, Chairman and Founder, King’s Group.
King’s College Schools in Spain: Madrid, Alicante and Murcia
Since 1969 the British schools that make up King’s College have provided children with a rigorous and broad British education. All the schools deliver the English National Curriculum with its focus on developing thoughtful and knowledgeable young people and have a reputation for academic excellence.
In Spain, King’s Group runs a total of five schools: three in Madrid, one in Alicante and another one in Murcia. In September 2017, the Group will open its sixth school in the country, a new primary school in Elche (Alicante).
King’s College, The British School of Madrid
The largest school in the group is located in a leafy suburb, just 30 minutes from the center of Madrid. The school opened in 1978 and educates children between the ages of 20 months and 18 years. There are also boarding facilities for those pupils who come to study from around the world.
Educating over 1500 pupils at any one time, the College offers a truly international environment. The school facilities give pupils a huge range of sporting and arts activities. An equestrian centre, a 25-metre swimming pool and a floodlit football pitch are a few of the highlights for physical fitness and competitive team sports. There are also art studios, music rooms, a fully equipped auditorium and the best teaching associated with a top school.
Pupils from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas, go on to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Pupil success continues beyond higher education and many of our alumni enter into leading roles around the world in business, engineering and philanthropic ventures.
Tenbury House – A home at school
Opened in September 2011, Tenbury House provides state-of-the-art boarding facilities to 50 pupils from as far away as Bhutan and Kazakhstan. The international mix of boarders makes a wonderful contribution to the whole school community and allows children from all over the world to benefit from a British education in a friendly and caring home away from home.
“As Headmaster my focus, and that of my teachers, is to give every child at King’s College the very best education possible. This starts by ensuring that young children really love coming to school.” Andrew Rattue, Headmaster
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King’s College School, La Moraleja (Madrid)
In 2007, King’s College School was founded in the popular La Moraleja suburb of Madrid. Only 15 minutes from the centre of Madrid, the school educates over 500 children from Nursery to Year 9 (ages 3 - 14).
Situated on 10,000 square metres of grounds, the school includes an Infants’ garden, various playgrounds, a floodlit multi-sports area and a multi-purpose school hall. There is also a library, a dedicated computer suite and, like all our schools, there are interactive whiteboards in every classroom.
A science laboratory inspires future doctors, vets and engineers and develops their experimentation and testing skills. A music department, with four practice rooms for individual or group tuition, offers pupils the opportunity to learn how to play musical instruments.
“King’s College pupils are intelligent, inquisitive individuals who challenge boundaries and seek out their aspirations through hands-on learning” Dawn Akyürek, Headteacher
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King’s Infant School, Chamartin (Madrid)
King’s Infant School is close to Madrid city centre and catering for approximately 200 children aged 3 - 7 years old. The school’s teachers and staff nurture, support and encourage very young pupils to become independent thinkers, ensuring that each child reaches their full potential both socially and academically.
Young children learn through exploration. Everything they do, from kicking a ball, to building with blocks and painting, is designed to help them understand their environment. They learn through action, allowing them to interpret the world around them.
The school has been especially designed with indoor and outdoor areas for pupils to explore. King’s Infant School developed a creative use of the outdoor space that allows children to play and explore in the fresh air, while also providing shelter from the rain and the hot summer sun.
A familiar face greets early year’s children at the school gate every day, so that we support them both in their learning and in building their self-confidence.
“King’s Infant School is a place where every day our pupils make huge steps on their learning journey and most importantly, have a wonderful time doing it.” Kirsty Sharp, Headteacher
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King’s College Alicante
Located on Spain’s famous Costa Blanca, King’s College Alicante provides a British education to a dynamic international community. Some 15% of families at the school are expatriates, all of whom are attracted by King’s reputation to provide a first-class British education.
Educating children aged 3-18, the school began as a parent co-operative in 2000 and established close links with King’s from the start, including the academic development and establishment of IGCSE courses. In September 2003, the school officially became part of King’s Group and now educates nearly 1000 pupils.
As with all King’s College schools, Alicante’s have excellent science laboratories, computer and ICT equipment, music rooms and performance halls, along with a wide variety of sports facilities and equipment. The school also offers a vast array of additional extra-curricular activities to tap into each child’s passions.
In September 2017, King’s Group will open an Infant School in Elche (province of Alicante). The school will offer a high quality education based on the British National Curriculum to just over 200 students from the age of 2 (Pre Nursery) to 7 years old (Year 2). At the end of Year 2, pupils will automatically gain a place at sister school King’s College Alicante, where they can continue their studies until Year 13 (age 18).
Applications for the school will be open from September 2016, but further information can be requested through the website http://bit.ly/29fppUg.
“The ‘love of learning’ which we instil in our pupils actually leads them to love the idea of leaving the school, not because they are bored, but because they want to go out and change the world”. Derek Laidlaw, Headteacher
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King’s College Murcia
King’s College Murcia is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art school that currently educates more than 500 children aged from 18 months to 18 years old. The school first opened in 2008 as a partnership school, but was integrated fully into the Group in 2014.
The pupils have access to large, outdoor multi-purpose sports areas that include facilities for all major games, as well as a climbing wall to test our pupils’ physical abilities. The school library boasts an array of literature to support pupils’ educational needs and development, whilst the science laboratories offer access to equipment that you would expect from a top-class British school. The school also plays host to dedicated music rooms and an art gallery, to allow our pupils to extend their creative skills.
At present over 25% of the pupils at the school are British-born and the fantastic reputation built in the surrounding international community, continues to attract many new families both from local and international communities.
“The British Curriculum offers hands-on learning, whilst the school itself boasts excellent sports facilities and extra-curricular programmes. Pupils grow with us, learning through experience and endeavour.” Stefan Rumistrzewicz, Headteacher
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King’s College International
Since 1981, more than 60,000 students have entrusted King’s College International with their language learning programmes. The company offers an entertaining and effective way for young people to improve language skills while participating in one of our summer camps. They can also take part in an academic year programme or join one of our shorter language courses.
Summer Camps in Spain (ages 3-17): King’s College International offers thematic language camps related to sports, performing arts, multi-adventure activities, nature exploration and more. Also, in collaboration with the Real Madrid Foundation the company offers an “English and Football Camp”.
Academic year programme (ages 7-18): Students can enjoy a complete language and cultural immersion in an academic programme. These take place in many different English-speaking countries around the world including: Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Language courses around the world (from 8 years old): Participants can explore some of the most amazing countries across the globe. The summer language courses mix formal classes with sports, activities and excursions. All courses are designed to help children to improve their language skills. These courses include intensive, shorter and longer themed programmes, as well as exam-specific preparation.
King’s Training Spain
Since 1986 King’s Training has been helping individuals and businesses in Spain prepare for the demands of an increasingly globalised marketplace. The company offers a wide range of solutions from long-term competency development to personalised immersion courses and high-impact business skills seminars.
The King’s Training approach combines the use of internationally recognised methodologies, providing a command of the technical aspects of the language, with our own techniques which create a practical real-world context. The quality of our service is ensured by the careful selection and frequent training of a highly qualified staff.