British School in The Netherlands: Where dreams begin and career choices are made
Searching for a school that provides academic excellence and an enriching environment for their child is one of the most momentous decisions a parent will ever make. After all, this is where dreams begin and career choices are made!
Five campuses, one international school
With five campuses across The Hague and Voorschoten, The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) is large enough to cater for families from all over the world living within the Randstad area.
The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) offers a unique academic five-pathways programme for its international students. The three junior schools and two senior schools follow the British curriculum right through from Foundation Stage (ages 3-5) to the Sixth Form (ages 16-18).
At Sixth Form, students can choose to either continue with the British Curriculum or pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB). The BSN offers a unique range of programmes including A Levels, IB Diploma Programme, IB Career-related Programme, BTEC qualifications and mixed pathways.
Starting school: Easy does it
No matter how old your child may be, starting or changing school is an exciting but sometimes stressful time for both parents and children. You can rest easy knowing the BSN welcomes children from all over the world, from over 80 nationalities, who contribute to its diverse internationally British school ethos.
Language learning is important at the school, as the children often arrive with different levels of English. As such, staff are very experienced in supporting children with a wide range of fluency in English.
In addition, International Student Ambassadors buddy up with new students and introduce them to the BSN way of life - they never feel like the newbie for long!
Foundation stage at the BSN
Foundation Stage or Early Years represents the first chapter of your child’s education. During these formative years, a carefully integrated two-year programme of learning is provided which covers key areas such as personal, emotional and social development, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make the start of their school adventure as smooth, positive and happy as possible.
Open your child's window to the world at The BSN
The BSN’s reputation as a school of academic excellence continues to grow and its students’ results speak for themselves. With impressive results such as these, it's no wonder that students’ university destinations are equally impressive. A BSN education really can open a window to a world of opportunities.
The BSN has a very active global alumni network which their current students can tap into for mentoring opportunities, work placements and networking.
Mental health and wellbeing
Pastoral care is a key part of the British education system and permeates all they do to support their students’ academic and personal success within the school.
At the BSN, teachers and staff not only look after the academic progress and achievement of their children and students, but also regard emotional, physical health and wellbeing as a top priority. As such, they have developed and established a network of support, advice and care that enables children to flourish emotionally and socially, which will, in turn, help them to thrive academically.
“We are thankful that my daughter was admitted to the BSN this year. She had difficulty with English, but EAL had been very helpful and her schoolmates had been very kind and helpful.” ~ Welcome Survey 2020
A positive learning environment
The school organises themed assemblies that encourage children to think about core values. During these, students can put their points of view across. Additionally, the students also help to teach younger students, so they can directly experience the altruistic rewards that come from helping others. These are just some examples that show that the BSN fosters a learning environment.
“The BSN is a great school offering a very happy and safe environment for students, we will be very sad to leave. The teachers are excellent. ” ~ BSN Parent Survey 2020
Co-curricular activities at the BSN
There are plenty of opportunities for cross-school interactions in the many sports clubs or creative arts and collaborative projects. At these clubs and projects, wider friendship circles are created, making for sociable and confident children and young adults.
“Both my boys have many happy memories from their time at the BSN and have made some really great friends. Thank you for giving them those memories. ” ~ BSN parent Survey 2020
Life at the BSN is so much more than just the classrooms. The wide range of clubs, groups and activities - both during and after school - offer students the chance to extend and enrich their interests, as well as providing opportunities for personal development.
The BSN Admissions Team
“The entire process is bliss. The Administration from visiting and admission went smoothly. Each person in charge of the process - be it admission, the teacher in charge, head of the year or programmes, and the uniform shop did their part with care and passion. Waiting time for a response is minimum and they are very reactive. We are very happy to place our children with BSN. The school is everything we thought it would be since our first visit. ” ~ Welcome Survey 2020
The BSN Admissions Team has been nominated twice for the Relocate Award for "School Providing Outstanding Relocation Support", due to its warm welcome and the help it provides to new families to settle in.
The Admissions Team understands the importance of finding the right school for your child or children. They are there to make this decision an easy and positive experience. The team is excited to share what the school has to offer you and your child and they look forward to meeting your family.
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