Welcome to the Senior School

The Senior School is for children between the ages of 11 to 18.

The School offers a stimulating environment and the maximum class size is 22. The pupils benefit from smaller teaching groups in the upper years and in our Sixth Form. Classrooms are used by a range of subjects, alongside specialist rooms equipped for Science, Computing, Music, Drama, Art and PE. The Senior School timetable, split over a two week period, enables a broad and balanced curriculum. The school starts at 8.40 and ends at 3.40.

Mrs Nicola Meikle
Head of Senior School

Meet the Head

I am thrilled to be Head of Senior here at The BSA and continuing a leadership journey that has spanned more than a decade with over twenty years’ experience in education.

On behalf of the Senior school team, I welcome you and your child into an inclusive and enriching environment where students can feel supported and empowered. Our dedicated team aims to provide a first-class British International educational experience that encompasses both academic rigour and pastoral excellence, enabling students to be lifelong learners and truly global citizens.

I am excited to make The BSA and Amsterdam home and look forward to working in partnership with you as we start the journey of the new academic year.

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International School Life

In the Senior School we aim:

To nurture and inspire all pupils in our inclusive, diverse community, encouraging and fostering tolerance and respect for all.

To empower pupils to take risks in their learning and support them in their educational journey, within and beyond the curriculum, to unlock their full and unique potential.

To develop creative, independent and innovative learners.


The Senior School follows the National Curriculum used in England where Years 7 to 9 follow the Key Stage 3 Curriculum, Years 10 and 11 study a combination of IGCSEs and GCSEs and the Sixth form follows the A Level programme.


The British School of Amsterdam is an accredited centre for the following awarding bodies:

Cambridge International Examinations
Pearson (formerly Edexcel)
Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Oxford and Cambridge RSA (OCR)

This enables us to choose the most appropriate syllabus for each subject to suit our students.

Regular inspections occur during each examination period to ensure our examinations are conducted appropriately.
As a non-selective school our pupils attain excellent examination results. We hold exams once a year in May/June.