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. 

 

The procedure for admission to the school varies according to the age of the candidate:

 

Early Years

Pre Pre-Nursery (from 20 months)

Pupils can enter the Pre Pre-Nursery class on turning 20 months, throughout the school year. Pupils applying for entry to Pre Pre-Nursery are required to come to visit the school with their parents.

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. Applicants for both year groups will be asked to provide past school reports. Pupils for Years 1 and 2 with no prior knowledge of English can only be accepted if agreed provision is made for English as an Additional Language Programme (EAL) and parents should expect to be liable for the incurred costs. The duration of the EAL course will be decided by the school.

 

Junior Department (age 7 to 11)

Key Stage 2

Entrance to Key Stage 2 requires school reports from previous years. For entry to Years 3 and 4, applicants will sit a Non-Verbal Reasoning test as well as Maths and English Examinations, for entrance to Years 5 and 6 a CAT4 baseline assessment and a written English exam, which may take place in their current school for pupils from international schools abroad.

Pupils with no/little prior knowledge of English must agree to a programme of EAL as recommended by the school and parents should expect to be liable for the incurred costs. The duration of the EAL course will be decided by the school.

All Spanish nationals are required to follow a programme of Validation Studies (Spanish Language and Humanities) set out by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

New pupils are not required to have any previous knowledge of Spanish. Pupils joining the school with a low level or no prior knowledge of the language may receive Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) classes

Secondary Department (age 11 to 16)

Key Stage 3, Years 7-9 (age 11 to 14) and Key Stage 4, Year 10 (age 14 to 15) 

Entrance to the Secondary Department requires school reports from previous years and a CAT4 baseline assessment and a written English exam, which may take place in their current school for pupils from international schools abroad.

The reports must show consistently favourable progress academically, behaviourally and in terms of effort.

Confidential references are normally sought from the pupil’s current school regarding their academic record and behaviour.

All pupils applying for entry to the Secondary Department should preferably have a good level of English. Pupils with little prior knowledge of English must agree to a programme of EAL as recommended by the school and parents should expect to be liable for the incurred costs. The duration of the EAL course will be decided by the school.

Key Stage 4, Year 11 (age 15 to 16)

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 examinations boards in their current school must coincide with the examination boards used at King’s College.

Applicants will be required to provide school reports from previous years as well as a CAT4 baseline assessment and a written English exam, which may take place in their current school for pupils from international schools abroad.

The reports must show consistently favourable progress academically, behaviourally and in terms of effort.

Confidential references are normally sought from the pupil’s current school regarding their academic record and behaviour.

Pupils entering Year 11 may be restricted in their option choices by the size of the existing groups.

Sixth Form (age 16 to 18)

A Levels

All students are usually required to attend an interview with a senior member of staff before being admitted to the 6th Form

Pupils from the British system wishing to enter Year 12 are required to have a minimum of 5 passes at (I) GCSE (including Mathematics and English as a first language), with grade C (4) or above, normally including an A (7) or B (6) grade in subjects to be taken at GCE A level. (I) GCSE grades at A*(9 & 8) or A (7) are usually required for the study of Mathematics A level subjects.

Copies of school reports for the previous two years must also be presented. The reports must show consistently favourable progress academically, behaviourally and in terms of effort.

Confidential references are normally sought from the pupil’s current school regarding their academic record and behaviour.

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. Entry to year 13 is reviewed on a case by case basis. Results of year 12 end of year examinations and other reports and references from the current school will be sought

 

 

 

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.
    If applicable custody agreement and divorce sentence.