How to apply

Welcome to Admissions Department

We are delighted that you are considering The British School of Amsterdam and we hope that you are able to find all the information that you need on this website. We realise that choosing the right school is a very big decision and would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. We hope to make your child's admission into The British School of Amsterdam as smooth as possible.

Information on the admissions process, including links to our online application form and a visit request form can all be found on the tabs to the left of this page.

Places available for new pupils for 2017-18
Updated on 14 July 2017

Due to demand, for next year, we have opened an additional classroom for Reception and we currently have places for Reception (for children aged 4 years old on 1st September 2017). We also have places available in: Nursery (aged 3 on 1st September 2017), Year 1 (aged 5), Year 4 (aged 8), Year 8 (aged 12), Year 9 (aged 13), Year 10 (aged 14) and Year 12 (Lower Sixth, aged 16).

The waiting lists for all other year groups are relatively short at the moment and we would encourage applications to be made quickly.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Miss Nathalie Edghill
Admissions Manager
Ms Ann Gibson
Assistant Admissions Officer

Email | Telephone +31 (0) 20 679 7840

Application process

To begin the application process you will need to complete an online application form for each child you wish to enrol. The year group that a child applicant would join is determined by their age on the 1st September. For example, a child who is 8 years old on 1st September would join Year 4. Please use the table below to guide you.

Early Years School

Infant School

Junior School

Senior School

Age on 1st September

Year group

Age on 1st September

Year group

Age on 1st September

Year group

Age on 1st September

Year group




Year 1


Year 3


Year 7




Year 2


Year 4


Year 8


Year 5


Year 9


Year 6


Year 10


Year 11


Year 12


Year 13

As per the conditions of enrolment, for each application, the following documents are required. These can be uploaded as part of the online application form. The application form can be saved and you can return to it later.
  • A passport size photograph of your child
  • Your child's birth/adoption certificate
  • Proof of identity for the parents
  • Proof of address, for example a utility bill
  • If applicable, any statement for special educational needs, or reports from educational professionals such as speech therapist or psychologist
  • Your child's most recent school report
All applications required a Registration Fee of €250 to be paid. The Registration Fee will be deducted from the School Fees if the child applicant is enrolled into the School. It will be refunded if the School is unable to offer a place. It will not be refunded under any other circumstance. Upon receipt of the application form we will email you with details of how to make the payment for the Registration Fee. For applications for entry into the Infant, Junior or Senior schools the School will request a confidential reference from the child’s current school.

Once all the required documents have been received and the €250 Registration Fee is paid, the Admissions Department will process the enrolment and send an invoice for €1,500 as a Deposit which must be paid within 30 days of the invoice being sent. Once the School has received the Deposit the School will either offer a place or place the child on a waiting list. If the Deposit is not paid within 30 days after the date of the invoice being sent it will be deemed the application can be cancelled and the School will retain the Registration Fee.

For places for September 2017

The School will notify parents whether their child has a place or not at the School (for enrolment on 5th September 2017) by 30th May 2017. For subsequent years this notification date will be very soon after the last date that existing families can notify the School if they are withdrawing their child/children.

When a place has been offered, both parents/legal guardians (except in the case of a single parent/legal guardian who has custody of the child) should sign the acceptance letter. This then needs to returned to the Admissions Department within three working days. Scanned copies sent via email are acceptable. If, after three working days, the School has not received a signed copy of the acceptance letter, the application will be cancelled and the Deposit and Registration Fee retained by the School.