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 2018-19
Updated on 7 August 2018

Children who are rising 3
Children may enter the Nursery in the term that they celebrate their 3rd 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.

We do not normally offer places in Year 11 (last year of IGCSEs) or Year 13 (last year of A levels).

Year
group
Age of child on
31 August 2018
Place availability

Nursery

3 years old

Places available*
Reception4 years oldPlaces available
Year 15 years oldShort waiting list, applications still welcome
Year 26 years oldWe are no longer accepting application for starting in September 2018
Year 37 years oldWe are no longer accepting applications for starting in September 2018

Year 4

8 years old

We are no longer accepting applications for starting in September 2018
Year 5 9 years old Limited places available, applications welcome
Year 6 10 years oldWe are no longer accepting applications for starting in September 2018
Year 7 11 years oldWe are no longer accepting applications for starting in September 2018
Year 8 12 years old

Short waiting list, applications still accepted

Year 9 13 years old Short waiting list, applications still accepted
Year 10 14 years old We are no longer accepting applications for starting September 2018
Year 12 16 years oldWe are no longer accepting applications for starting in September 2018


* we have places in the Nursery but cannot guarantee 5 morning sessions or full time places. If when your child starts school your preferred sessions are not available we will add your child to a waiting list and offer the sessions when they become available.


We look forward to welcoming you.

Miss Nathalie Edghill
Admissions Manager
Ms Ann Gibson
Assistant Admissions Officer

admissions@britams.nl | +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

3

Nursery

5

Year 1

7

Year 3

11

Year 7

4

Reception

6

Year 2

8

Year 4

12

Year 8

9

Year 5

13

Year 9

10

Year 6

14

Year 10

15

Year 11

16

Year 12

17

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 both parents or where parents are separated or divorced, Custody Agreement or Court Ordered Restriction to be provided
  • 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 non-refundable Registration Fee of €250 to be paid.

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 in full net of all costs, the Admissions Department will process the enrolment and send an invoice for the Deposit which must be paid within 30 days of the invoice being sent. The Deposit for entry into the Reception, Infant School, Junior School and Senior School is €2,500. The Deposit for entry into the Nursery is €1,500. From 2019-20, children who transfer from the Nursery to Reception will be required to increase their Deposit by €1,000.

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.

Expatriate parent who qualifies for the 30%-ruling
If an expatriate parent, as an employee, is eligible for the 30%-ruling, the employer can also reimburse the international school fees tax free besides the tax-free 30%-allowance. For the purposes of the 30% ruling, The British School of Amsterdam is categorised as an international school. Please visit the website of the Dutch tax authority for more details (Belastingdienst).