Why choose us

A quality British education for an international community

The School prides itself in the high quality learning environments that it provides to all its pupils and the high academic success they achieve. With the exception of the language teachers, all class and subject teachers have qualified in the UK and have worked in schools in the UK for a minimum of three years. A high teacher to pupil ratio ensures every child receives individual attention and help. Committed classroom teaching alongside programmes that support those that have additional learning needs or are highly able in a particular area ensures that the social and educational needs of every child are met.

Every effort is made to ensure that your child settles quickly and comfortably into our school. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. Pupils are not required to sit entrance tests and examinations. We welcome children of all nationalities and children for whom English is an additional language. We accept pupils regardless of their intended length of stay, from those children of parents who are working in the Netherlands on a short term project to families who have chosen to relocate to the Netherlands on a more permanent basis. Children can enter at any point during the academic year.

The school is split over three sites. The Early Years School and the Infant School are three minutes away from each other by foot. The Junior and Senior schools are on the same campus and are a five minute cycle ride away. With the four schools being at different locations it means that they each have their own intimate identity. The size and family feel to the school is an important aspect of the school which we want to retain.

The British School of Amsterdam is a not-for-profit foundation (Stichting) and so all surplus money is reinvested back into the school.