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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. In our premises, we have children from Nursery to Year 8 (2 to 14 years old).
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.
I started at Numont when I was 3 years old, Nursery class, and had to leave in Year 4. My experience at Numont was amazing! Everyone in the staff is great, all the teachers are friendly and always happy to help, and the head teacher, Mrs Gemmell is incredible. The environment at Numont is one… read more “Big family”
August 27, 2016 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 Numont.
Numont has been much more than a school for me. After being linked to Numont for over 30 years, I don´t think I could imagine my life without it. I learnt how to read, to reason, make friends and above all, build my passion: teaching, inspired by excellent teachers who cared for each child as… read more “More than a School”