Moving to a new country is an alarming prospect for many families, with plenty to organise. One of the top priorities for families with school-age children is finding a suitable international school. Some parents do their own research on the available schools in Spain, but many others opt to take the advice of an independent education consultant, who has full knowledge of the local and international schools and the education system in the city they are going to, and can suggest suitable schools that will suit each child.

A good local education consultant will have contacts within the admissions departments of the schools in Madrid, Barcelona and other places in Spain, and can advise children on exam preparation and school interviews, and help parents jump the queue for the more popular schools, many of which have long waiting lists. 

For more details on the services offered, see our page on What do Education Consultants do?

Local education consultants in Spain

Tendoria Educational Consulting – Madrid and Valencia (soon in Barcelona and Malaga/Marbella)

A top-rated education consultancy, Tendoria specialises in helping families find the best school for their children in Madrid and Valencia. Their team of locally based international education experts offers comprehensive advice, including curriculum selection, tailored school recommendations based on individual family needs, invaluable insights into school options, and dedicated support throughout the entire application process. With seasoned university counsellors on board, Tendoria extends its expertise to global university application assistance, ensuring a comprehensive educational continuum for its clients.


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Steps into Spain Education Consultancy – Madrid

There are loads of school options in Madrid, and finding the right school for your child can be overwhelming. Originally from Ireland, Sinéad is a mother of three children who has lived in Madrid for almost 20 years. She can take the weight off parents’ shoulders by providing practical support and advice throughout the school search and application process. She offers a free initial consultation.



International education consultants

These are global companies that can offer advice to parents moving to Madrid with children. Some will have local education consultants based in Madrid or elsewhere in Spain. They typically have a network of school consultants on their books who have specialists in different areas.

Bennett International Education Consultancy

Established in 1991, Bennett International Education Consultancy is one of the top education consultants offering both corporate and individual family services. With more than 70 multilingual consultants worldwide, Bennett International connects its clients with professional and highly qualified school consultants and specialists.


Bowker Consulting

Bowker Consulting is a UK-based education consultancy company offering both local and international education relocation services. The company provides personalised school search and placement services for families with children of school age.


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