Meet the Principal

We want your child to feel valued, happy and successful.

Dear Parents,

Since our foundation in 1978, we have grown in size from a very small primary school of 10 children to a leading international independent institution for children of all ages with over 900 pupils. Yet despite its growth our philosophy has remained unchanged. Our aim is to create a stimulating and caring environment which enables all pupils to realise their potential and by doing so, develop skills and confidence for a fulfilling and responsible life in such a changing society.

An education at The British School of Amsterdam is focused on the individual. It is about developing the whole child to achieve their very best; unlocking potential and opening minds. Characteristics of a British education system is providing academic rigour as well as supporting a child's personal development and offering a rich programme of extra-curricular activities.

We are, proudly, a non-selective school with high expectations of all pupils and staff who are the school's greatest asset. They are highly professional, caring and committed to providing the best possible education for the children in our care.

We are the first school in the Netherlands to be accredited by the UK Government as a British School Overseas offering the National Curriculum used in England leading to international GCSEs and A-Levels.

The next few years will be an extremely exciting time as we embark on a multi-million euro building project. For the academic year 2019-20 we will begin moving our school sites onto a single campus at Havenstraat 6.

Our website provides you with information and images that will help you to make informed choices about your child's education and help you to select the school that is right for you and your family. However, the best way to get a true impression of the school is to visit us and see for yourself the facilities we have to offer and to meet either myself, the head of school or other senior members of staff. If you would like to arrange an appointment to visit or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school through the Admissions Department on +31 (0) 20 679 7840 or Further information can be found on the admissions section of the website.

I am very proud to be the Principal of The British School of Amsterdam. It is a truly wonderful school with a big heart.

With best wishes,

Paul Morgan
Principal @Principal_BSA

Paul Morgan has been Principal of The British School since August 2016. Born in Herefordshire, Paul attended a local comprehensive school before studying Mathematics at Kent University followed by taking a PGCE at Cambridge University. In 2009 he was awarded the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). He taught Mathematics at The London Oratory School and was Assistant Head there until 2009 when he moved to be the Deputy Headmaster at St. Paul's School, Sao Paulo in Brazil. Paul enjoys travelling, current affairs and has a passion for technology.