Your British School journey begins here.

We are delighted that you are interested in sending your child to The British School of Amsterdam.

We realise that choosing the right school is a big decision which is why we are here to help guide you every step of the way.


Expert guidance

Our Admissions Team would be more than happy to help with any questions you may have.

Lindsay Bellis

Head of Admissions & Marketing

Nathalie Edghill

Admissions Manager

Ann Gibson

Admissions Officer

Marianne Murphy

Admissions and Marketing

Here to help

On email & phone 8.00 to 5.00 and 9.00 to 3.00 during school holidays.

2024-25 Academic Year

We are accepting applications for all year groups, with the exception of Years 11 and 13 due to these being examination years.

For Years 10 and 12, offers are conditional upon testing and suitability for the GCSE/A Level.

Open Days

We run a series of Open Events throughout the year and these are an excellent way to get a taste of life at The British School of Amsterdam.

Academic Year 2024-25

Junior School Open Day – Wednesday 23 October

Early Years Open Day – Saturday 9 November

Junior School Open Day – Wednesday 27 November

Senior School Open Day – Wednesday 29 January

Arrange your on site visit or online meeting

We have fantastic facilities and are very proud of the learning environment we can offer children of the School. You can see it yourself by completing the form to arrange a visit or schedule an online meeting.

Applying to The British School

We are delighted that you would like to apply for The British School of Amsterdam.
If you are ready to apply please click below, or before you get started, read on for more information to help you through the process.

The year group of your child

The year group that a child would join is determined by their age on 31 August.
We do not normally offer places in Year 11 (last year of international GCSEs) or Year 13 (last year of A levels).

Early Years School

Age on 31 August Year group
3 Nursery
4 Reception
5 Year 1

Junior School

Age on 31 August Year group
6 Year 2
7 Year 3
8 Year 4
9 Year 5
10 Year 6


Senior School

Age on 31 August Year group
11 Year 7
12 Year 8
13 Year 9
14 Year 10
15 Year 11
16 Year 12
17 Year 13

Registration fees,
deposits and references.

  • All applications require a non-refundable registration fee of €250.
  • The registration fee is not required for a child returning to The British School.
  • For applications for entry into the Junior or Senior Schools, the School will request a confidential reference from the child’s current school.
  • For applications received after 1 September 2022, upon offer of a place, an enrolment fee is required. This fee is non-refundable and amounts to €750 for Nursery and Reception and to €2,000 for Years 1 to 12. New pupils transferring from Reception to year one will then get an invoice for an additional €1,250.
  • For enrolments received up until 31 August 2022 our current price structure with a refundable deposit will remain in place. An invoice for the deposit must be paid within 30 days of the invoice being sent. The deposit is €2,500, apart from the Nursery which is €1,500. Children who transfer from the Nursery to Reception will be required to increase their deposit by €1,000.


  • The week is divided into 10 sessions, five in the morning and five in the afternoon.
  • The minimum number of sessions a child can attend is five.
  • It is possible to combine both a morning and an afternoon session to make a full day.
  • Children under three may only attend five sessions.
  • Morning sessions are from 8.45 to 11.45.
    Afternoon sessions are from 12.10 to 3.10.
  • Children must also be fully toilet trained to join the Nursery.
  • Children may enter the Nursery in the term that they celebrate their third birthday. Children who join as a rising 3 will be in the Nursery for more than one academic year. In such instances, to ensure continuity, the children remain in the same classroom for the second academic year. Children enter Reception in the academic year that they turn 5 years old. The school year runs from 1 September to 31 August.

Are you an
expatriate parent?

  • Are you an expatriate parent who qualifies for the 30% ruling?
  • You may be eligible for an additional allowance for school fees. Find out more on the Belastingdienst website.



School fees

Our school fees are constantly under review and given the current circumstances they are kept as low as responsibly possible whilst continuing to provide the best possible education for your children.

You can see a full breakdown of our fees including an overview of potential additional costs including learning support fees.