How to apply

Welcome to the 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 19 January 2018
We currently have availability for school places in the following year groups:

Age of child on
1 September 2017
Nursery (afternoon sessions only)
3 years old
Reception (only from 9 April) 4 years old
Year 59 years old
Year 812 years old
Year 913 years old

We look forward to welcoming you.

Miss Nathalie Edghill
Admissions Manager
Ms Ann Gibson
Assistant Admissions Officer

Email | Telephone +31 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 1 September. For example, a child who is 8 years old on 1 September would join Year 4. Please use the table below to guide you.

Early Years School

Infant School

Junior School

Senior School

Age on 1 September

Year group

Age on 1 September

Year group

Age on 1 September

Year group

Age on 1 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
  • A confidential reference from the child's current school (for applications for Year 1 to Year 13)

All applications require a Registration Fee of €250 to be paid. If the application form is received by the School by 31 January 2018 the Registration Fee will be deducted from the School Fees if the child applicant is enrolled into the School and it will be refunded if the School is unable to offer a place. It will not be refunded under any other circumstance. If an application form is received by the School on or after 1 February 2018 the Registration Fee becomes a one-off payment that is non-refundable and is not deducted from the School Fees.

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.