|Motto||Delight, Ornament, Ability|
|Headmaster||Mr Frank M. Powell, B.Sc.(Econ)(Hons), Lond, P.G.C.E.|
|Founder||Mr Arthur F. Powell, OBE|
|Location||Calle Salvia 30
La Moraleja, Alcobendas
|Houses||Keynes, Locke, Newton|
It is a private non denominational British school offering a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of three to eighteen. It is inspected periodically by British Inspectors whose Report to the British Council and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture is the basis of the authorization given to the School.
The education offered follows the British National Curriculum. This facilitates the transfer of British educated children to and from other British schools whether in the UK or abroad.
The School adapts its curriculum to the circumstances of a British school in Spain. Latin is taught (and Greek if enough pupils show interest) as well as two modern foreign languages – French and Spanish.
Pupils take the End of Key Stage Tests, at the end of Years 6 and 9, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education at the end of Year 11 (at the age of 16), and the Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Examinations of the GCE at the end of Years 12 and 13 at the ages of 17 and 18.
Runnymede College was founded as a private school in September 1967, to provide a British education for English-speaking students of all nationalities who were resident in Madrid. In 1987 the primary school was inaugurated. Since 1990 the whole School has been in La Moraleja, a residential estate on the Burgos motorway (A1), some 13 kilometres to the north of Madrid.
Runnymede gives its pupils an academically excellent, all-round liberal, humanist education. It is committed to no political or religious dogma – its only dogma being absolute respect for individuals of both sexes and of all races, religions and political beliefs, which is a whole philosophy in itself, a moral code and a rule of conduct. Teachers are encouraged to stimulate thinking and discussion about absolutely any subject, always bearing in mind the sensitivity of youth but without indoctrinating children in their personal attitudes.
- Paco Arango
- David Broza
- Felicity Galvez, OAM
- Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
- Simon Shaw, MBE
- Henrik Takkenberg
- Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
- Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia
- Sean O´Curneen Cañas, former President of the Liberal Democratic Centre
- Vicky Larraz
- Elif Şafak
- Gabino Diego
- Percival Manglano Albacar former Economic advisor to the People's Party's Madrid Regional Government
- Princess Flavia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Medina
- Elizabeth Pisani
- Rebecca Loos
- Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham
- Klaus Boehm and Jenny Lees-Spalding. Guide to Independent Schools (DT Guide). Trotman Publishing, 2009.
- Runnymede College — official website