Admissions Procedure

How do I visit the school for more information?

When should I apply?

  • Parents applying for their children to start Early Years 1; Applications are accepted for children from the age of 2, but are processed at a later stage.
  • Applications for pupils to join at the start of the new school year; Applications should be submitted by the 1st of April, prior to the start of the new school year. Any applications received after this date, run the risk of delayed placement: meaning that the pupils may not be able to start at the beginning of the new school year.
  • Applications for pupils to join during the course of the school year; As soon as possible.

How do I apply?

The formal application is done through OpenApply. The system will guide you through the process step-by-step. Parents are each required to create an account at the start of the process, via which you can follow the status of the application(s). You will be asked to provide information about you and your child(ren) and to submit the following documents:

Category I (children of European Agency/Institute staff members)

  •  Passport copy
  • School reports from past two school years / completed pre-school report
  • Any additional documents related to special educational needs and/or medical related issues
  • Statement from European Institution confirming pupil’s Category I status

Category III (all other pupils)

  • Passport copy
  • School reports from past two school years / completed pre-school report
  • Any additional documents related to special educational needs and/or medical related issues
  • Proof of Payment of the €300 registration fees (bank transfer)

In most cases Category III pupils are required to provide proof of their eligibility for international education in The Netherlands. For more information on this please see 'Admission Conditions Category III pupils'

What next?

  1. When you have created your parent accounts in OpenApply, you will receive an automatic confirmation email. This way, you know that we have received the application(s) and documents.
  2. Once all documents have been submitted (and if required the registration fee has been paid), the application is discussed and assessed by the directorate.
  3. Via OpenApply, you will receive an update after the initial assessment. This may include a request for additional information, a meeting request, a confirmation of the placement offer or placement on the waiting list (Category III pupils). For Secondary School Applications, it is common practise to schedule language and mathematics tests for those children who are not transferring from a European School.
  4. With the approval of the director, confirmation of enrolment letters are sent to parents, to sign and return in acceptance of the offer.
  5. The further arrangements such as class allocation, timetables and introduction days (Early Years) will be communicated at a later stage.

How long does the procedure take?

From the moment that all necessary documents have been submitted, it can take up to two weeks to process an application. In the event that more information is necessary or tests need to be planned, the process can take longer, depending on what needs to be discussed. In cases where the decision made by the director is not in line with parents’ expectations, the process can be extended. It is therefore very important to apply on time, in order to avoid delayed placement.

Additional information for Category III applications:

Category III pupils are always initially placed on the waiting list. When the director decides that a place can be offered, parents are contacted with this offer. For category III pupils, the time between submitting the full application and a placement offer depends on the availability. It is possible that a Category III pupil remains on the waiting list for a number of school years, due to the availability in that particular year group and language section.

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