About Us

The History of Our School

St. Anne’s School was established in 1969 by Miss Margaret Jean Raines and is a co-educational independent school which provides a British education for children aged three to eighteen in Madrid. 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.

The British Education System

St. Anne’s School provides a broad balanced curriculum based on the requirements of the British National Curriculum. The aim of this curriculum is to:

  • Prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
  • Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society.

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, which is the essential heritage of the vast majority of our pupils.

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.

St. Anne’s School is a long established and founder member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) and is inspected by this body as well as by the Spanish Ministry of Education.