We are delighted to welcome you and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. It is designed to give prospective parents an insight into our school, our priorities and expectations as well as providing regular up-to-date information for current parents and pupils. We hope you will find it helpful and interesting.
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. In our premises, we have children from Nursery to Year 8 (2 to 14 years old), with Year 9 opening September 2022.
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.
When we decided to move to Madrid, my husband and I went to visit different schools in order to find the best one for our two boys, who, at that time, were 4 and 7 years old. The oldest one knew some words and a few phrases in English, but the youngest didn’t speak any… read more “Wonderful school”
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”
Mis hijos han estudiado allí, bueno, todavía tengo una. Hicimos una gran elección llevándolos allí, los niños son súper felices, bien cuidados, nivel de inglés y educación altísimo, colegio familiar, directora siempre accesible y pendiente de todo, buena comunicación padres- colegio. Excelente colegio británico!