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King’s College schools, ranked among the top international schools in Spain by EL MUNDO newspaper

King’s College schools of Madrid, Alicante and Murcia have been recognised among the best international schools in Spain by the RANKING DE LOS 100 MEJORES COLEGIOS, a highly respected publication that the Spanish newspaper EL MUNDO has issued every year since 1999.

While King’s College Madrid and King’s College Alicante have been consistently recognised in this ranking in the past, this is the first time King’s College Murcia has also been cited. This is due to the fact that this year the school in Murcia has reached its 10th anniversary and thus, has been able to apply for consideration in the Ranking.

You can read the full press release here.

You can also access the full ranking by clicking here.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

If you didn’t already know, 2018 is the Chinese year of the Dog! For Chinese New Year all of our pupils attended a special assembly organised by a group of our Chinese parents from school. We listened to a traditional flute and learnt how to wish friends a Happy New Year. It was fantastic surprise to see that so many of our pupils already knew the Happy New Year song off by heart... in Mandarin! A huge thank you to the parents who came along and who gave such an insightful presentation.

Pancake Day

Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, marks the day before Lent. Traditionally, this special Tuesday would be a day to use up all the eggs, fats and flour in the house. This year Luis and Paloma gave our children a masterclass in how whip up the perfect pancake batter and how to make each pancake a delicious golden brown colour. Everyone went home ready to make their own batch of delicious pancakes using all Luis and Paloma's tricks and tips!

Around The World Carnival

On Monday 12th of February we had our annual Carnival celebration where everyone, both students and staff, dressed up according to our ‘Around the World’ theme. We kicked off this special day with a parade in the hall; each class, dancing and singing, showed the rest of the school their wonderful outfits. Then Ms Sharp (dressed as a British Post Box!) awarded certificates to those who had made an extra-effort by creating their own costume at home. It was really great to see so many nations represented; we had a few Frenchmen armed with baguettes, a couple of Mexicans wearing their sombreros and even a tiny reindeer from Finland! Lots of our children wore beautiful traditional dress from their own countries and were able to teach their friends about other cultures and customs. It would not be a King’s celebration without a delicious merienda of ‘Churros y Chocolate’ provided by our fantastic kitchen team to finish off the day. 

Sign Language for Year 2

On the 15th and 16th of January our Year 2 classes, Bears and Dragons, received a special visit from two members of La Asociación Sordos de Madrid (Madrid’s Deaf Association). Year 2 were taught about the importance of sign language and were given a class in the basics of signing. In our school, where the learning of languages is particularly important and central to our curriculum, to be given the opportunity to learn a language unlike any other was an interesting experience for our students. Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed themselves and can now sign the alphabet, the colours and even wish their friends a good morning, all without saying a word!

British International School Award 2018

On Monday evening Ms Sharp and Ms Martín flew out to attend the 2018 British International School Award ceremony held in London. King's Infant School was nominated for the 'Outstanding Community Initiative' for our #smallschoolbigheart campaign. We were up against tough competition and whilst we did not win, we are certainly proud to be recognised along aside much bigger international schools.
The #smallschoolbigheart campaign, led by the fantastic Ms Martín, was made up various charity initiatives, which involved our children helping those in need, in both our local and global community.
We believe it is so important to show our pupils how they can make a difference however big or small; whether this be filling a shoe box with gifts for the #AyudanBomberos Appeal or going to sing at our local old people's home. Teaching children about charity is a vital part of any education, but to get them actively involved is so much more powerful.
We are so delighted that our school has been recognised by such a prestigious organisation and we will continue to keep up the good work into the New Year. 

Parenting School

Once again Mr Dominguez is running ‘Parenting School’, a series of talks covering topics from Mental Health and Wellbeing to Reading Strategies for young children. On Thursday we had the first of our sessions; Mr Dominguez explained our Safeguarding policies here at King’s Infant School and the strategies parents can adopt to protect their children at home. These talks are a great opportunity for you to find out more about your child’s education and what steps you can take outside of the classroom. The sessions will take place every Thursday from 15:30 to 16:30 in the Spanish Classroom up until 22nd of March. We look forwards to seeing you there!

Welcome meetings for parents

At the start of September Nursery-Year 2 had parent meetings to explain the school year ahead.
The presentations can be found here
End of year expectations for Reception-Year 2 can be found here


We are delighted to announce that our extra-curricular activities have started for this year. This year we have teamed up with CIDI to provide our new range of activities including rhythmic gymnastics and French. We are delighted to have added these new activities to KIS and many thanks to the parents for their feedback and suggestions for these new sessions. I am also pleased to hear that our new music room will be busy when piano, violin and music initiation lessons start in October. If you would like more information about any of the activities please contact Ms Caroline.


Swimming lessons started this week at the Forus pool on Pio Xii. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children took over half the pool at Forus and the teachers reported fantastic effort from all involved. We are not able to take photos in the pool however we will keep you posted about swimming progress over the next few weeks.

Year 2 Music Fun

Year 2 have been enjoying their music lessons with Miss Martin. The children have been learning lots including how to play the kazoo. With the help of Lulu they are enjoying their lessons as music leaders. Year 2 are now starting to learn the recorder and I am sure we will be having some performances…


Music Class

Music continues to be an important part of our curriculum at KIS with Ms Martin delivering specialist lessons to KS1 and Ms Sharp to EY. In Reception the children have been focusing on tempo and dynamics. The children had a great time with the big drums.

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Headteacher Awards

We have had a busy start to the year with many headteacher awards given out during September. it is great to see the children so enthusiastic about their learning and so proud of their successes. It really is a highlight of the day seeing the children’s learning.

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King’s Infants Elche

We are delighted to announce that in September 2017, King’s Group will be opening the ninth school in our group. King’s College Infants Elche, will be a dedicated Infant School offering a British education to approximately 200 pupils from the age of 2 (Pre-Nursery) to 7 years old (Year 2). Click here to read our Press Release…


Year 2 perform the Jungle Book

Our amazing Year 2’s performed a wonderful show of the Jungle Book. Following the show the Year 2’s received the Graduation certificates and Prizes. we all enjoyed a lovely merienda prepared by Nexalia. we wish all our Year 2’s good luck in the next stage of their education. Good luck Year 2!



We are going on a Gruffalo hunt!

Our reception children performed the wonderful story of ‘We are going on a Gruffalo Hunt’ to a packed audience of family and friends. the children spoke clearly and thoroughly enjoyed performing on the stage. The songs were fantastic and we all ended up singing along to some classics! Well done to all involved in the…