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King’s College schools, ranked among the top international schools in Spain by EL MUNDO newspaper

King’s College schools of Madrid, Alicante and Murcia have been recognised among the best international schools in Spain by the RANKING DE LOS 100 MEJORES COLEGIOS, a highly respected publication that the Spanish newspaper EL MUNDO has issued every year since 1999.

While King’s College Madrid and King’s College Alicante have been consistently recognised in this ranking in the past, this is the first time King’s College Murcia has also been cited. This is due to the fact that this year the school in Murcia has reached its 10th anniversary and thus, has been able to apply for consideration in the Ranking.

You can read the full press release here.

You can also access the full ranking by clicking here.

Trips Week February 2018

Last week, we were lucky enough to take some of our students on several trips around the world.
Secondary students were able to visit exciting locations around Europe and beyond as part of the school’s Trips and Enrichment week.
Our sports enthusiasts went on a Ski Trip to Astún in the Pyrenees; while we also conducted a Trekking trip to Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. Elsehwere, there were two separate trips to Italy for our Italian and Geography students, who enjoyed making pizza, as well as visiting Pompeii and Sorrento.
There was also a trip to London and a Music trip to Vienna, where pupils got the chance to visit Mozart’s house and Beethoven’s grave.
Thank you to all the teachers that led these trips, and to all the students and parents who supported each trip so enthusiastically.

Snow Trip - February 2018

As part of our trips week, we were fortunate enough to be able to take three groups of students out into the snowy landscape of the Madrid Sierra to explore the forests and peaks on snowshoes. Blessed with fair weather and deep snow, the students got to see aspects of the mountains not accessible without snowshoes, and our guide took us through the wind swept ridge of the "Siete Picos", the deep showy woods, and the "Sender Schmidt" mountain  route. 
The routes were challenging and extremely rewarding, and both teachers and students alike were in awe of the beauty of our mountains, and greatly enjoyed the access to new sights the snowshoes gave us. 
We hope to repeat the experience next year, and we would like to say a huge thank you to our guides, and to our students' enthusiasm and attitude during the adventure!

Sad News for King's College

It is with great sadness that we announce that Mr Peter Stokes, the second Headteacher at King's College, passed away yesterday, aged 90. We are sure Mr Stokes will be remembered fondly by the teachers, parents and pupils that knew him during his time at the school. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

David Biespiel

Award-winning writer speaks to A Level English students
David Biespiel, a contemporary poet and literary critic, came all the way from Oregon, U.S.A. to Soto de Viñuelas to speak to our A Level English literature students about 21st century poetry (one of the examination components). As a 21st century poet himself, David explored the concept of "I" and the creation of metaphor with the students, including Cleo M., Canluca B., Ignacio M. and Jon M., all from Miss Dowlen's class, who were keen to share their own ideas. We were also excited to discover that our visitor's favourite sonnet is by William Wordsworth, a Romantic poet whose work we have also studied recently. Now, we look forward to reading David's 2013 collection, 'The Book Of Men And Women' which was awarded the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry.
Thank you to Mrs. Bradshaw (Head of English) for arranging such an interesting and inspiring talk and to the students for participating with gusto.

Cross Country

King´s College continued their successful start to the 2017-18 International School competitions. We managed to win our sixth and seventh trophies of the season. In both the junior competition (Year 4-9) and the senior (Years 10-13) we comfortably defeated all our rivals in all categories. 
In fields of sixty runners King´s managed twenty one top ten finishes and medals were gained by Ander D (gold), Mara F (Silver), Javier F (Silver), Hugo R (Bronze)  and Elena R (Bronze). We hope to continue our best ever start to the season with more trophies in the coming weeks.