British School in Madrid

Welcome to St. Anne´s School

St. Anne’s School, is an independent British Catholic school in the centre of Madrid. It was founded in 1969 by Miss Margaret Jean Raines, and since then has been offering an academically excellent British Catholic education to boys and girls from the age of three to eighteen. The school is located in Avenida Alfonso XIII, which is in Chamartín, one of the most attractive and prestigious residential areas of Madrid and is easily accessible from most of the city.

Our School

St. Anne’s School provides a broad balanced curriculum based on the requirements of the British National Curriculum. In addition, as is required in International Schools, full attention and respect is given to the learning of the Spanish Language and Literature, Spanish Social Studies, traditions and culture, and Catholicism, which is the essential heritage of the vast majority of our pupils.


At St. Anne’s School, we believe that education should be exciting, exacting, enriching and ennobling.
St. Anne’s School uses methods of assessment associated with good practice in the United Kingdom, including Primary practice such as literacy and numeracy tests and teacher records of progress. Formal testing in the Secondary school includes IGCSE examinations and Cambridge English qualifications.
All teaching staff at St. Anne’s are qualified British teachers and all are British trained, the majority having teaching experience in the United Kingdom. The management structure of the school follows the British model with a Principal, Head Teacher of Primary School, Head Teacher of Secondary school and subject and phase co-ordinators.
The Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Care also offers preparation for the pupils’ First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
St. Anne’s also places huge importance on school musical and theatrical productions. We have annual musical recitals as well as poetry and curricular showcases to communicate our work to the parents and to give all our pupils the experience of performing in front of a large audience. Theatrical Musical productions are of utmost importance here in St. Anne’s School and we have produced a number of shows including West Side Story, The Pyramids, The Beatles Show, Joseph, Around the World in Eighty Minutes, The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Romeo and Juliet…

Educational Stages

St. Anne’s School accompanies our students on their complete educational journey, from three to eighteen years old: Early Years (Nursery and Reception classes), Primary (Years 1-6), Secondary (Years 7-11), and Bachillerato (Years 12-13).