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Numont British Primary School in Madrid was founded in 1962 by Margaret Ann Swanson, whose vision was to provide good, sound British Education for children of all nationalities. Mrs Swanson believed that learning in a multi-cultural setting provides children with a rich and stimulating environment, which leads to tolerance and understanding. As the first British School in Madrid we keep such vision for our children´s education.
Numont has occupied its present location in C/Parma since 1969. It has grown in size since its early days but it still retains a sense of familiarity that has enabled it to remain a friendly environment which offers a broad and varied curriculum. We currently have two buildings; pre-nursery to Year 6 (2-11 years old) are found in the main building and Years 7 to Year 9 ( 11 -14 year olds) are found in our secondary building.
In the Nursery and Reception classes our children are introduced to a stimulating school life where enjoyment is the main ingredient in a programme that initially teaches through play. The school day offers children a range of practical and creative activities and develops oral, literacy and numeracy skills as well as placing emphasis on independence and social interaction.
Primary education is a critical stage in children’s development – it shapes them for life as well as giving them the essential tools for learning. Primary education is about children experiencing the joy of discovery, solving problems, being creative, developing their self-confidence as learners and maturing socially and emotionally.
The Primary curriculum emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning. In essence, this means providing children with increased cognitive challenges and allowing them to apply the skills they have learnt independently, in a range of contexts, rather than moving them onto the next skill needlessly when they have not truly mastered it.
Numont has been a British Primary School since 1962. In September 2020, we decided to offer our children and their families KS3 Education to provide excellent, sound Secondary British Education to children of all nationalities. We aim to develop our secondary school around the same values and ethos that have differentiated Numont from other schools. IGCSE content is taught in Year 9 with end of year examinations based on IGCSE curriculum. We have an agreement with a local, well-known British school in Madrid for our students after they leave Year 9.
Numont Secondary School is being developed with the spirit of offering high academic standards, creating an all-inclusive learning environment and a commitment to encourage all of our pupils to achieve their aims.
My two kids just loved their stay at Numont. Native English-speaking teachers, fun activities and lots of friends from many other countries. Their teachers were always extremely supportive and proved to be experts dealing with kids of this age. Both of them remember Numont´s years with a sparkle in their eyes. Maybe they are thinking… read more “Family atmosphere”
I spent the best years of my life at Numont thanks to the staff, the people, the students and the daily lessons about life in this school. I was from the generation of 2004 and there age didn’t matter, nothing mattered, the only thing you did was learn in the best way which is with… read more “One society”
In 1984, I moved to Spain at the age of 8 and I was way behind my classmates. This school helped me pull myself up and they gave me the confidence to aim high. Now I am an engineer and a mother who truly appreciates… read more “The school gave me confidence to aim high”