I’m sinéad galvin

education consultant

I Help families to find the best school for your child in Madrid

School search

Let me help you to find the right school for your child in Madrid.


We can manage all of your family’s relocation requirements.

Finding Schools

Finding the Best school for Your child in Madrid can often be overwhelming. The abundance of school options can make you feel indecisive, causing significant stress. 

As an experienced education consultant specializing in Madrid schools, I take the weight off your shoulders by providing practical support and advice throughout the entire process, from understanding the different school options to navigating the application and enrolment process.


As a seasoned expat who has navigated the relocation process first-hand, I have a profound understanding of the unique needs families face when relocating to a new city like Madrid.

I will assess your children’s educational requirements and your family’s overall requirements, including housing, paperwork, and all other pertinent details to ensure a seamless integration into this enchanting city.

What is The School search Process Like?

Our journey begins with an introductory call, where I’ll delve into your family’s unique needs to gain a comprehensive understanding. If your child is old enough, we’ll warmly welcome them into the discussion, ensuring their voice is heard throughout this important decision-making process.

From the moment we begin to work together, you’ll receive clear, unbiased advice tailored to your specific requirements. My school recommendations are solely based on your family’s needs and aspirations, always prioritizing the best interests of your child.

Open communication will be our guiding principle throughout the search process. I’ll be readily available to address your questions and concerns, ensuring you feel supported and empowered at every step.

Together we will find the Best School for your Child in Madrid.

1. Understanding your needs

An indepth introductory call and detailed questionnaire will ensure that your needs and requirements are truly understood.

2. Providing an overview

I will guide you through the Spanish and international school system explaining how it really works. 

3. Detailed list of schools

I will then provide a detailed list of schools (availability confirmed) for your child. This is devised to match your requirements.

If required, we can also collaborate with a property search service to ensure property is within reasonable distance of the selected schools. 

4. School visits

If you are visiting Madrid ahead of move date, I can arrange school visits and assessment dates.  I can join you on any school visits as required. 

5. Enrolment and registration

I will provide support with admissions forms, registration fees and entry requirements, liaising with admissions.

Email and telephone support is ongoing throughout the school search process.

School search Packages

We offer a variety of school search packages to suit the needs of every family. Whether you’re looking for a quick consultation to address a specific issue or comprehensive support throughout the entire school search process, we have a package that’s right for you.

One hour online consultation

Ideal for families who need assistance with a specific issue or question related to relocating their family or finding the right school for their kids but, at this stage, do not require a comprehensive school search.

Search and selection

Ideal for families who need advice in finding the right school for their kids, but prefer to navigate the enrolment process alone afterward. I’ll carefully select 2 schools and provide you with in-depth information.

Search, selection, and enrolment

Ideal for families who need support and advice in every step of the way of finding the right school for their children. I’ll carefully select 3 schools and I will join you on school visits to provide insights and guidance.

Late school applications

Ideal for families who wish to apply to public or concertado schools but have missed the regular application dates (usually some time in April). I’ll guide you on navigating the requirements and procedures for late applications. 

About Me

Hello! My name is Sinéad. I’m an educational consultant,  founder of Steps into Spain and Mum of three.

For many years I worked in Spanish Public schools teaching English, and my own three children have also been through the school application process.

Knowing from my own experience that the process of relocating your family and finding the right school for your children can be complex, I want to help and guide families through this.

*Madrid Education Guide - Steps into Spain

Madrid Education Guide -DOWNLOAD NOW

Enrolling your child in a Spanish state (público) or semi-private (concertado) school can be a little bewildering. The process itself while not difficult can be tedious and at times confusing (sorpresa!). How does it all work? How and when to apply?

Get your copy of the Madrid Eduction Guide to understand how it all really works. 


Fun Facts About Schools in Spain

Starting school is a major step for any family and starting school in a foreign country is certainly daunting.

This enjoyable guide was created to support families venturing into the Spanish education system for the first time.