In 2017 Thames British School in Madrid obtained its accreditation to offer Cambridge Upper Secondary IGCSE program which is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success in further programmes.

Cambridge International AS/A Levels are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage. They are taken in over 125 countries and offer a choice of many different subjects. Cambridge International AS/A Level qualifications are widely recognized and valued by universities and employers alike.


Thames British School Madrid is officially a member of NABSS, the prestigious association of British Schools in Spain.

The British Council has been the official British representative for British education in Spain since 1940. One of its many functions is the certification of British schools in Spain for the Spanish Education Authorities. The British Embassy has delegated this authority to the British Council in Spain. Only schools which have successfully passed an inspection by an authorised inspectorate will be accredited, as happened with Thames British School.


The Spanish Department is subject to the Spanish Education Inspection Act and our curriculum complies with the LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación).

Our students study lengua y cultura española from Primary to Year 11, providing additional help in Spanish language to those students who need it in small groups.

The assessment of these subjects is carried out in accordance with the same rules as those applicable to the rest of the subjects studied at the school and the results are recorded in the corresponding academic certificate.

We are a collaborating entity with UNEDasiss, the UNED service created to manage the access and admission of students to Spanish universities.

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We are always delighted to hear from prospective parents that are considering our international school for their children’s education. Please do not hesitate to call us on the phone number above or select from the options below:

Note: As an international school we conduct admissions placement all throughout the year. Applications for the academic year 2023-2024 are for children in Nursery (2.5 years old) through to A Level.