TENBURY HOUSE

International Boarding School in Madrid

Extraordinary Education for Extraordinary Times.

At King’s College, The British School of Madrid, we equip our students with an international mindset and prepare them for a global future. In this ever-changing environment, we remain committed to educational excellence, ready for the new academic year.

We guarantee continued excellence in education through:  

  • Hybrid learning and the agility to deliver live, online lessons and in-class learning 
  • Swift responses to new educational needs 
  • Implementing best practices for learning with strict health measures while, maintaining a welcoming atmosphere
  • Ensuring that our school meets all local government requirements 

If you’d like to learn more about our Boarding School and Boarding options please complete the form. 

” You are living away from home and without your parents. However there are many people, new friends and teachers, there to help you get through it. Friends and teachers support you in education and social life.”

Native English speaking teachers

A choice between A Level & IB Diploma Programmes

Central location in Madrid, Spain

Integrated, international boarding experience

50+ years of proven academic excellence

OUR FLAGSHIP COLLEGE​

Centrally located

King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas is the largest school in the King’s College network and originally opened in 1969, but moved to its present location in 1978. The school is located in a leafy suburb just 30 minutes from the centre of Madrid.  The school educates more than 1600 pupils between the ages of 4 months and 18 years, while the on-site residence is a home from home for up to 45 students from across the globe. It is exceptionally connected by road, rail and air with Madrid Barajas Adolfo Suarez  international airport just a short 20 minute drive away. Our educational philosophy is aimed at offering continued academic excellence, under any circumstances and adapt as needed for students.

OUR CURRICULUM

Both A Level & IB Diploma Programme​

Pupils study under the National Curriculum of England and Wales for their (I)GCSEs in Year 11.  At this point and in partnership with our dedicated team of career experts, the students work on a 121 basis to elect to study under either the A Level or IB Diploma Programme in the school’s Sixth Form. Both programmes of study are delivered in English by native English teachers and we are accustomed to sending our alumni off to the best university destinations across the UK,Spain, Europe and the world. 

FACILITIES

An enriching day-to-day life

The school caters to the personal preferences of each individual student, through its wide range of activities. The campus itself boasts an array of facilities, with an AstroTurf field, indoor heated swimming pool and recently inaugurated sports centre complete with gym, as well as horse riding facilities, an auditorium and an array of outdoor sports pitches.

OUR BOARDING RESIDENCE

Nestled at the heart of the school campus, is our international purpose-built boarding school, which offers some of the best boarding accommodation in Europe. It serves as a home-away-from-home for up to 45 pupils, between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. The school provides a nurturing and happy environment for students, in which they can grow and learn. It is of utmost priority that all students are guided and cared for at all times. 

An enriching daily life

The onsite residence is called “Tenbury House” and opened in September 2011. It offers an eclectic space that stimulates students academically and also provides an array of extra-curricular activities. Our diverse boarding community fosters a strong sense of camaraderie whilst promoting responsibility, independence and intercultural life-long friendships.

Homely environment

Our modern accommodation provides a comfortable and safe environment for our pupils, with onsite residential staff to tend to the students’ needs, 24 hours a day. There is a close liaison between the boarding and teaching staff to ensure continuity of information and care at all times. Tenbury House Students also have a supervised study area, to allow pupils to concentrate on their academics, while having a member of staff on hand to help if needed.

Rooms and amenities

At Tenbury House pupils are allocated in en-suite bedrooms with heating and AC and wireless Internet. In addition the facilities include a dining room, common room, cinema room, kitchen and laundry room. During the evenings and weekends, the students have full access to these facilities and can also enjoy many of the school’s sports and outdoor facilities.

Tenbury House offers boys’ accommodation on one floor, and girls’ on the other. Most students will share a room with others of a similar age. Each floor is also the home to Boarding staff and their families.

Students may bring their own laptops, fridges and stereo equipment for their room; we do expect that they will have a mobile telephone.

We encourage you to come and visit our boarding residence and experience the international and welcoming atmosphere for yourself!

BOARDERS' TERM DATES

Click here to download the Boarders Term dates for the academic year 2020-2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

There are always two or more members of Boarding staff on duty on the premises and one on call. The staff have chosen to live in Tenbury House and are entirely committed to the whole education that a boarding school can offer.

All staff work collaboratively with the students to create a strong and supportive family unit in which every member knows they are cared for and cared about. As well as giving their time to the students in the house, they give their advice and help during the daily ‘prep’ and they share their interests and local knowledge during the weekends by organising trips and outings; some taking advantage of what is on in Tres Cantos or Madrid, and others on extended day or overnight excursions to the mountains and countryside located close by.

Any students wishing to make independent travel and weekend arrangements must do so in advance with a supporting email form their parents to the Head of Boarding.

Travel arrangements to and from school at the beginning and end of term remain the responsibility of parents, as do arrangements for any necessary student Type D visas or Student Pass. 

Our international boarding school will arrange for boarders to be met by senior members of Tenbury House when they first arrive at Madrid airport. At the end of term we ensure that they get to the airport or station in plenty of time for their journey home.

Quotes from past and present Boarders

What does living in Tenbury House mean to our Boarders?

“… that there is no such thing as nationality, and even if there were Tenbury House would have its own.”

“… getting to know people from other countries and being able to share your home with all of them.”

“… sharing feelings, fun, good times and bad times, having lots of friends all of the time, keeping secrets and promises all together, and living in a “BIG family”.

” … a lot to every one of us. You are living away from home and without your parents. However there are many people, new friends and teachers, there to help you get through it. Friends and teachers support you in education and social life.”

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