Yesterday, the British School in The Netherlands (BSN)  announced plans  to expands its primary school campus in Leidschenveen to include a secondary school, which will generate up to 550 additional learning places.

The development of a secondary school at the existing Junior School Leidschenveen (JSL) campus will create a learning continuum (from the ages of 3-18) with purpose-built design.

When discussing the school’s plan for growth, CEO/Principal Kieran Earley commented: “Our plans are not to grow in an acquisitive way but we see this as an opportunity to continue our organic growth whilst continuously meeting demand.”


Artist impression of the Leidschenveen campus. Design created by Kraaijvanger Architects.

The Leidschenveen campus development addresses the growing demand for international education not only in The Hague area, but in The Netherlands. Subject to planning approval, the expansion will add 7202 m2 to the existing 9567 m2 of the current JSL facilities.

Completion of the first stage of the Leidschenveen campus expansion is planned for May 2019. However, in September 2018, the school will welcome its first cohort of secondary school students in Year 7 (ages 11-12).

It is planned for the secondary school to grow year on year as it adds a Year 7 cohort each new school year.