Our policy throughout the admissions process is to allocate the appropriate placement for the candidate so that he/she may benefit fully from the education we offer. King’s College is an authorised centre in the “Comunidad de Madrid” and therefore parents who have confirmed a place for their child can apply for the means tested “Beca Guardería” from the “Comunidad de Madrid” for both Pre-Pre-Nursery and Pre-Nursery years. Please see the following link for more information.
The procedure for admission to the school varies according to the age of the candidate:
Pre- Pre-Nursery (from 20 months)
We are delighted to inform parents that we can now admit children from 20 months old throughout the school year. For more information please contact us via the contact form on this page.
Pre-Nursery (age 2 to 3)
Pupils entering our Pre-Nursery class are children who have their second birthday before 31st December of the year of entry. Pupils applying for entry to Pre-Nursery are required to come to visit the school with their parents.
Foundation Stage (age 3 to 5)
Pupils applying for entry to the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) are required to come to the first visit with their parents and to bring past school reports (if applicable). Children applying for Nursery and Reception places are not required to have any prior knowledge of English.
Key Stage 1 (age 5 to 7)
For entry into Year 1 and Year 2, pupils are assessed by the Head of Primary. For entry into Year 3, children will take tests in Non Verbal Reasoning, Maths and Writing. Applicants for both year groups will be asked to provide past school reports. At this age they will be expected to know how to read and write in English.
Junior Department (age 7 to 11)
Key Stage 2
New pupils applying for entry to the school for KS2 take entrance tests in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Non Verbal Reasoning. Parents will be asked to provide past school reports for the previous two academic years. At this age they will be expected to know how to read and write in English.
Secondary Department (age 11 to 16)
Key Stage 3, Years 7-9 (age 11 to 14)
For entry to KS3, candidates take entrance examinations in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Non Verbal Reasoning. Parents will be asked to provide past school reports for the previous two academic years.
Key Stage 4, Years 10-11 (age 14 to 16)
Pupils applying for entry to Year 10 take entrance examinations in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Non Verbal Reasoning. Parents will be asked to provide past school reports for the previous two academic years. Pupils applying for admission to Year 11 must have studied the first year of the (I)GCSE course (Year 10) in the British system the year prior to their entry to King’s College. The (I)GCSE examination boards in their current school must coincide with the examination boards used at King’s College. Pupils are also required to take entrance exams and a Non Verbal Reasoning test.
It is not possible for children to join Year 11 if they have not studied Year 10 in the British education system. In these circumstances King’s College would study each case individually and recommend the best option for the applicant.
Sixth Form (age 16 to 18)
All students applying for entry to National Curriculum Year 12 to begin GCE A Level studies are required to attend a personal interview at the school and must provide their academic reports for the previous two years. Conditional places will be offered based on Mock GCSE grades.
Students applying from the British system are required to have a minimum number of 5 passes at (I)GCSE with C grade or above, which must include English as a First Language and Mathematics and grades A* – B in the subjects they wish to take to A Level.
Students from other international systems wishing to join Year 12 are required to take entrance examinations in English and Mathematics and the subjects they intend to study at A Level.
The school may admit pupils into Year 13 provided that they have a proven academic level and their subject choices and examination boards coincide with the programme offered by King’s College. The minimum requirement is 3 AS passes with grade C or above in the subjects they wish to take at A2.
Admission to the Spanish Bachillerato course requires a good academic record from a Spanish school, evidence of validation of previous studies and a good grounding in English (Cambridge First Certificate or equivalent). Candidates are required to take entrance tests in Spanish Language, Mathematics and at least one other subject at the school.
Check list of Important Documents
|√ Official Documentation (all applicants)|
|√ Online or paper application form (this will be provided by the Admissions Department)|
|√ A photocopy of either the birth certificate, the “Libro de Familia”, identity card or passport of the child.|
|√ A photocopy of the identity document of both parents.|
|√ A photocopy of the identity document of the account holder who will be accountable for school fees if this is not the child’s parent.|
|√ An official medical certificate indicating the child has no infectious or contagious diseases.|
|√ One passport size photograph.|
|√ Certificates from previous schools attended if any.|