The British School in the Netherlands


Location: Netherlands
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About The British School in the Netherlands

At BSN you are free to truly TEACH. With small classes, motivated students, excellent facilities and resources, you can concentrate on what you do best. You’ll receive outstanding classroom support. Our Ed Tech strategy ensures the learning benefits are firmly in focus and provides the best tools for great learning to occur. Your students benefit from an extensive range of co-curricular activities, trips and visits. All this is reflected in our exam results, which are consistently outstanding.

The Netherlands is a fantastic place to LIVE. It’s international and welcoming with well-connected transportation and good infrastructure. Here you can enjoy a high standard of living. Do as the Dutch do and ride your bike to work. Be prepared, we have seasons! Whether you’re single, raising a family, or seeking a new adventure with your partner, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to meet new people and socialise.

Working at BSN means ample opportunities to LEARN. Your continuing professional development is important - we provide a world-class range of opportunities through our International Leadership Academy (ILA) and Language Centre, The Great Programme fund can enable you to pursue that long-dreamt-of qualification. There are many opportunities to advance your career with a position of responsibility. You can benefit from coaching or maybe you want to be a mentor yourself. As part of a thriving community of 80+ nationalities, you can learn a lot from your peers. 

Our school comprises 5 campuses, click on their names to take a virtual tour! Junior School Leidschenveen (JSL), Senior School Leidschenveen (SSL), Junior School Vlaskamp (JSV), Junior School Diamanthorst (JSD) and Senior School (SSV). We also have our own Language Centre and ILA (International Leadership Academy).

BSN Careers

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Address: Human Resources and Central Services, Lange Houtstraat 26, The Hague, 2511CW, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 315 4063
What people say about us

When I first joined The BSN, I didn’t plan or expect to be here nine years later! This a reflection of how much I have and continue to enjoy working for the organisation. There have been lots of opportunities for extra responsibilities and I have worked in a variety of leadership roles. With this I have been challenged constantly and been able to innovate and lead projects that have had a direct impact on learning and teaching.

- Vicky Foulkes, Junior School

I was amazed by the whole recruitment process. Visiting the school for the interview was daunting but was brilliant to get a feel for the school, staff, children and The Hague as a place. A second settling in visit with my whole family helped me to integrate into the school and prepare our family for the move before the September start. The school and working environment has a warm community feel to it Relocation can be stressful and the school were always there to support and answer my numerous questions.

- Oliver Morgan, PE Teacher

Since arriving at the BSN from the UK I have been made to feel extremely welcome by everyone within the organization. Before the move, HR were a constant source of support answering my many questions and putting us at ease. We then had the BSN Big Weekend, which was organized to help us get a feel for the Hague and Leiden, as well as helping with some more practical aspects of moving to the Netherlands, such as using public transport. There were numerous opportunities to get to know other new starters and also a chance for our partners and families to get to meet each other, before actually starting work, which is a big plus when moving to the new country.

- Robert Swanson, Senior School Teacher

BSN is a school with ambition, where the learning of the children always comes first. My experience has been excellent from the application process, interview, and induction to the day-to-day teaching and interaction with students, teachers and parents. I feel supported in my role and in my professional development. I am a happy teacher in a great school, with a happy family in a great country. Applying to BSN was the best decision I have ever made in my life.

- Roberto Iannandrea, Head of Music
Positions available at The British School in the Netherlands