History & Ethos

Founded in 1971, Hastings is well reputed due to its commitment to the individual needs of children, the professional development of its teachers, and its excellent academic and interpersonal standards and results.

Our History

1971

Hastings School was founded in 1971 and opened as a family-oriented British school, it was one of the first British Schools in Madrid.

1971
1987

Hastings School is based only in Paseo de la Habana. Pupils from Nursery to Year 6.

1987
1987-1995

Paseo de la Habana coexist together with the building located in Alfonso XIII. Pupils up to Year 11.

1987-1995
1994

Hastings first IGCSE exams in May.

1994
1999

Secondary Hastings pupils move from Alfonso XIII to the new Azulinas building.

1999
2000-2010

Paseo de la Habana and Azulinas covering from Pre-Nursery to Year 13 with one form entry.

2000-2010
2010

Cognita Schools Hastings school is acquired by Cognita, and begins its first wave of expansion by adding a second class per year group.

2010
2011

The current distribution of the School: Early Years in our building in Paseo de la Habana, Primary in Bendición de Campos and Secondary and Sixth Form in Azulinas.

2011
2012

Successfully inspected by the British Schools Overseas section of the UK government.

2012
2015

The first double class Year 7 group enters the secondary section.

2015
2016

Hastings School adds two new buildings to become a five site school for 850 pupils.

2016
2019

Hastings Nexus is opened, the Hastings School pre-university experience, making a total of 6 campuses with more than 1000 pupils.

2019

Our Values

Care

 

Curiosity

 

Success

 

Global

Our Aims

Hastings is a school where we:

  • Are passionate about learning and teaching

  • Value every student and prioritise the quality of relationships 

  • Support students in fulfilling their academic potential and accessing top universities around the world 

  • Provide an environment in which students become globally minded: culturally intelligent and socially responsible 

  • Help our students to develop the qualities and attributes they will need to be successful at school, university and in life.