International British education in the centre of Madrid

University Destinations 2023

Each year a large number of students join the elite university preparation programme to prepare for applications to ultra-competitive universities.

This has been our best year ever for national and international university application success.
Several offers from the best universities across Europe, all top ten UK universities and from the USA, Canada and Australia.

International school in Madrid for all ages

At our private british school, we offer an international education from the ages of 2 to 18 in the heart of Madrid.

Hastings School was founded in 1971 and we have a long history of academic success. Our students achieve excellent academic results and graduate to many of the best universities around the world including, in 2022, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Complutense, IE, Trinity College Dublin, Leiden, Leuven (and many more!).

We want students to enjoy british school, fulfil their academic potential and develop the skills and attributes they will need in a world where many jobs will be automated and distinctly ´human´ qualities – creativity, curiosity, collaboration – will be prized above all else.

British school with native teachers

The most important factor in the quality of a child’s education is their teachers. We have a team of professional and highly trained teachers, mostly from the UK, who are committed to helping students fulfil their potential.

Outstanding academic results

In most years, 100% of our students go on to university. 2022 saw fantastic results from Hastings' students, with 54% of A-level grades awarded A*-A and 63% of IGCSE grades awarded A*-A.

Preparing for success beyond school

Hastings offers intensive, personalised support for university applications with graduates securing places at prestigious universities in the UK, Spain and around the world. A truly international british school in Madrid.

Meet our Principal, Mr. Neil Tetley

Mr. Tetley outlines his philosophy of education and how we aim to help every child be happy, excel academically and grow as a person.

"The way we teach is vital. Learning should be a dynamic process in which young people are thinking for themselves, they're emotionally engaged, and they're working with each other."

- Mr Neil Tetley, Principal

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IB Programme

Hastings is now officially an IB World School

We are very proud to announce that Hastings School is now an IB World School, with our first cohort of IB Diploma students having started the course in September 2022. We now offer both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and A levels.

The IBDP is widely recognised as an outstanding pre-university education and, offering both the IB and A levels, means students can choose the route they feel suits them best.

The Hastings Journey

Discover The Hastings Journey and how students are supported every step of the way from Early Years through to Pre-University, leaving them ready to take on the world.

"Although we are a reasonably large school, it doesn't feel like it. Each of the buildings retains a small family feel."

- Mr Neil Tetley, Principal

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6 campuses in the heart of Madrid

Hastings is a private british school in Spain made up of six different campuses, all located in the heart of Madrid. Three of these are in the district of Chamartín, each around five minutes walking distance from the others. The other three are situated in Arturo Soria and Conde Orgaz.

All of our private school campuses can be easily accessed both by public transport and on foot.

Our children learn, are happy and have the support of the educational community. The standards are high and the desire to improve is noticeable every day.

– Hastings Early Years Parent

Our Teachers

Creating a nurturing and inspiring environment

Our teachers, most of whom come from the UK, are our most valuable asset and we are fortunate to have a team of teachers who are not only highly qualified and experienced, but passionate about what they do. The quality of relationships with students is crucial and the better teachers know their students, the more they can ensure they get the best out of each individual.

Teachers at Hastings receive ongoing professional development to ensure they stay up-to-date with the latest developments in education. We have worked hard to make Hastings a great place to work in order to attract and retain the very best staff.

How can we help you?


Araceli Losana

Admissions Manager


Silvia Lara

Admissions Officer


Joanna Marugan

Admissions Officer

Learn more. Download our prospectus.

Begin an unforgettable adventure

2 - 5 yrs old


5 - 11 yrs old


11 - 15 yrs old


15 - 18 yrs old

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