Runnymede College was founded by Mr and Mrs Arthur F Powell in 1967. Arthur Powell became Founder Chairman of the National Association of British Schools in Spain in 1978, from which organization he resigned in October 1991. Mr Powell and his wife Julia managed the School until their retirement in 1998. In recognition for his services to the community, in the New Year’s Honours List on December 31st, 1993, Arthur F Powell was awarded the Order of the British Empire. Mr Powell died on January 26th, 2009.
Runnymede College is a private school which offers a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of 3 to 18. The Senior School (ages 11-18) was founded in 1967 and the Junior School in 1987. It is housed in three buildings in La Moraleja. The aims of the School are: to offer a British-type education to boys and girls of all nationalities to the age of eighteen. The School takes into account the different ethnic and religious background of the families, adapting the requirements of the National Curriculum accordingly.