Address: Calle Barbero de Sevilla, 16, 28222 Majadahonda, Madrid  
Telephone: +34 915 790 147 
Gender: Co-educational 
Teaching language: English 
Ages: 1 to 18 
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge IGCSE, A-levels and International Baccalaureate


Thames British School (TBS) is a private school that offers British education to students of all nationalities. The school aims to create an inclusive culture of learning that challenges children to expand their thinking, achieve to the best of their abilities and strive to become lifelong learners.

Visit our school on our Open Days

"Open days are an opportunity to access information about the school by experiencing our campuses and making contact with teachers and the leadership team. Families can establish a clear picture of our curriculum, our missions and our values. Hopefully, the insights gained in this way will help them to make a final decision.

"Attend our Open Days on the 27th of January 2024, the 24th of February 2024, the 6th of April 2024 and the 25th of May 2024 at our excellent campus in Madrid. 

"The best way to see if Thames British School is a perfect choice for your family is to stop by for a personal tour. Our admissions team will be waiting for you at the school campus to provide a personal tour just for you and answer any questions that you may have about our school and the admissions process."

If you would like to attend the open day and visit the Madrid campus, please sign up using the link below:

What the school says

"In our atmosphere of trust and safety, we encourage students to reflect and act with respect and confidence. We work toward building the whole person through a combination of academics and life skills: responsibility, integrity, compassion, resilience, collaboration."


Thames British School is proud to offer a broad and stimulating curriculum to all students: from the Pre-Nursery, all the way through to the Cambridge International AS/A Levels, courses and careers programme in Years 12 and 13 and also International Baccalaureate from 2023/24.

The curriculum is structured as follows:

  • Pre-Nursery: 1 to 3 years old
  • Early Years Foundation Stage: 3 to 5 years old
  • Cambridge Primary: 6 to 10 years old
  • Cambridge Lower Secondary: 11 to 14 years old
  • Cambridge IGCSE: 15 to 17 years
  • A-Levels: 18 years old


Fees for the 2023/2024 academic year range from EUR 4,725 for Pre-Nursery Half Day to EUR 11,550 for Years 12 and 13. There is also a one-time registration fee of EUR 1,250 and a refundable deposit of EUR 1,250. Fees can be paid annually (5 percent discount), quarterly or monthly.

From the headteacher

"Each child is important to us, so we have an inclusive approach that supports all of our students. We believe that learning goes hand in hand with happiness and motivation. As a result, you will discover that our school is a vibrant and busy place where you are never quite sure what lies around the next corner. It may be that the classroom has been transformed into a moonscape complete with shuttle and moon buggy, perhaps the children are enjoying making a meal from home-grown vegetables, or you may stumble across children at Base Camp on Mount Everest." 

Karen Brunt, Head Teacher

What the parents say

"We live in a society which is constantly evolving and revising approaches, and obviously the same happens with education. Fortunately, there are issues that we can be sure about on a long-term basis: the great advantages of a full command of English and the contrasted success of the British teaching methodology."

Year 5 Dad

"I feel happy in general, my child is happy and that is the most important issue. We are very pleased with the teaching staff and my child is learning quite a lot."

Year 1 Mum


Further reading

►For more, see International Schools in Madrid

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