St. Anne’s School was established in1969 by Miss Margaret Jean Raines and is a co-educational independent school which provides a British education for children aged three to eighteen in Madrid. The school is located in Avenida Alfonso XIII, which is in Chamartín, one of the most attractive and prestigious residential areas of Madrid, and is easily accessible from most of the city. There are currently almost four hundred pupils enrolled in St. Anne’s School, the majority of whom are Spanish.
St. Anne’s School is a British school that adheres to the broad aims for the school curriculum, reflected in section 351 of the Education Act 1996, which requires that all maintained schools provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum that:
· promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
· prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
The school aims to meet the requirements set out by the Department for Education and its predecessors the DCFS and DES.
The School provides a broad balanced curriculum based on the requirements of the British National Curriculum. In addition, as is required in International Schools, full attention and respect is given to the learning of the Spanish Language and Literature, Spanish Social Studies, traditions and culture, which is the essential heritage of the vast majority of our pupils.
St. Anne’s School uses methods of assessment associated with good practice in the United Kingdom, including Primary practice such as literacy and numeracy tests and teacher records of progress. Formal testing in the Secondary school includes IGCSE examinations and Cambridge English qualifications.