Thames British School – Providing British Education of the Highest Quality

Location –  Calle Barbero de Sevilla, 16
28222 Majadahonda/Madrid


Contact +34 915 790 147

School is of utmost importance for several reasons. First and foremost, it provides a structured and formal environment for learning. Students acquire knowledge and skills in subjects like mathematics, science, language, the arts, and social studies, which form the basis for their intellectual growth. School instills a love for learning, curiosity, and critical thinking abilities that are vital for personal development.

School also serves as a hub for socialization and the development of essential social skills. Children interact with their peers, learn to collaborate, communicate effectively, and navigate relationships. They also engage in extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs, which foster teamwork, leadership, and creativity. These experiences enhance students’ overall well-being and help them become well-rounded individuals. One such school working for the overall growth of their kids is Thames British School, Spain.

About Thames British School

Our school was built in 2014 and began its first academic year in September of that year. We started with Early Year and Primary School and gradually increased our offer to Sixth Form Classes (Year 13).

Our mission is to provide British Education of the highest quality in a stimulating, safe and positive learning environment, with high expectations of achievement and behaviour.

We have created an environment where children can build the knowledge and skills they will need in the 21st century by encouraging them to critically evaluate their experiences within the globally respected curricula of the National Curriculum for England and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Our broad and balanced learning experiences are designed to encourage children to take risks and embrace challenges.

Our international community of ambitious, highly qualified teachers fosters a friendly, culturally diverse atmosphere within modern, spacious classrooms. Our multicultural family atmosphere celebrates diversity for the freedom it gives us to learn from each other.

All classrooms are modern, bright and spacious, each containing an interactive whiteboard and fully resourced for each year group. From Pre-Nursery to Year 4, all classrooms are fitted with private bathrooms. Our students also benefit from our first-rate outdoor sports facilities, such as a basketball court, football field with artificial grass, ballet room and four outdoor play areas for Early Years and Primary school.

Prominent Personality

Our school director is an inherent part of our family – of the teachers, the students, and the parents. He is fully devoted to all of us and understands the needs of every child and staff member, no matter the situation. He has worked with British International Schools for over half his working life and is proud to be a part of the British international education family to which Thames British School belongs.

A Family School

With 280 students, and fantastic parent-teacher-student relationships, we have a strong family feel. We are all on the same page and work as a team; a united community with a common purpose.

Our school employs highly qualified teaching staff who regularly take professional development courses to keep up to date with the latest developments in education and safeguarding.   

Most of our lessons are taught in English, meaning children learn not only to speak English fluently but also to think in English, which is an invaluable asset in today’s global marketplace.

Our top priorities are to provide our students with a happy and safe environment, and to help them develop and grow every day during their academic life. At Thames, we have created a safe, stable, and nurturing environment for students, fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.

Activities for Students

We offer a wide range of enrichment activities for Secondary School and after-school extracurricular activities for early years and primary students. Our school also boasts a cinema room and a unique library with a rooftop lounge attached. They create a truly novel space for our students to enjoy, whether for study or simply to relax.

Financial Assistance

Our finance department, in tandem with the school director, is responsible for providing financial assistance to those in need.


Achievements: design and management competitions and also two of our secondary students have been recognised as the ‘Best Performing Learners’ in Spain.

  • Member of the NABSS and Acade.
  • Cambridge Assessment International Education.
  • Spanish Ministry of Education.

Thames has a critical friend who not only monitors our schools to ensure the highest standards are maintained but also provides continuous pedagogical support to ensure that our schools remain up to date with the latest developments in British education.

Future Plans

We will soon be offering the IBDP, which will open up new opportunities for students who may prefer this option to A Levels. This helps us adapt to our student’s needs and ensure that everyone can take the path that is the best fit for them.

We are extending our international environment with partnerships and exchange programmes across Europe. In the meantime, we hope to continue providing the highest quality education to all our students who decide to join us and become part of our Thames family. Our intention is to continue nurturing our school family, synonymous with happy students and successful graduates. We love watching our students grow throughout their school life and pass their final exams with us in Year 13, and are proud of the work they put in to achieve their success. Finally, we are eternally grateful to our teaching staff for making all this possible by providing them with the highest quality education.

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