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.

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).

Spaces available as from February 2019 (updated 12 February 2019)
We currently have spaces in the following year groups to join the school in January:
  • Nursery - Availability for afternoon sessions
  • Reception - Children aged 4 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 2 - Children aged 6 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 4 - Children aged 8 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 5 - Children aged 9 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 6 - Children aged 10 on 1 September 2018

We are still accepting applications to join the waiting lists for other year groups.

Spaces available for the Summer Term commencing 24 April 2019 (updated 1 February 2019)
  • Reception - Children aged 4 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 1 - Children aged 5 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 2 - Children aged 6 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 4 - Children aged 8 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 5 - Children aged 9 on 1 September 2018
  • Year 6 - Children aged 10 on 1 September 2018
For September 2019 we welcoming applications for all year groups.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Miss Nathalie Edghill
Admissions Manager
Ms Ann Gibson
Assistant Admissions Officer
Miss Gwendolyn de Groot
Admissions Assistant | +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 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).