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About us

Amsterdam is a city famed for its relaxed and high quality of life.

It is therefore the best of both worlds when, as well as the quality of life, there is also a quality of education to match.
Here at The British School of Amsterdam, you can both learn well and live well.


Paul Morgan

Meet the Principal

Welcome, I am very pleased that you are taking a look at our website.

We are aware that as parents you have many options for child’s education available to you in Amsterdam. At The British School of Amsterdam we appreciate that families moving around the globe have a lot to contend with.

We are the only school in Amsterdam to offer the full English National Curriculum leading to the highly regarded GCSE and A Level qualifications. This curriculum and qualifications are acknowledged in all countries, including the USA. And as you would expect from a school offering this worldwide educational standard, we have the calibre of staff to match. Unlike many international schools, a large proportion of our staff have been teaching here for many years.

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Our story

The British School of Amsterdam was created in 1978 when three families, posted for two years to the Netherlands decided to teach their children from one of their homes.


The founding idea was that the pupils should not fall behind the British School system whilst overseas.
Fast forward to April 2021 and we moved into our world-class new home on the Havenstraat.


A British education

Around the world a British education is rightly perceived as the gold standard.

A British education prides itself on providing high quality education and developing well-rounded individuals, nurturing each child holistically.

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