Building work at the British School in the Netherlands’ newest campus (Senior School Leidschenveen) officially started on 26th February. A ‘breaking ground’ event, to mark the unveiling of the building signage and site, was attended by students, Headteachers, the CEO & Principal, and School Governors, together with the school’s architects and building teams.

The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) is expanding its primary school campus (Junior School Leidschenveen) in Leidschenveen to include a secondary school, which will generate up to 550 additional learning places. The expansion is expected to add 7202 m2 to the existing 9567 m2 of the facilities for the current junior school.

In addition to designs that incorporate the latest thinking in flexible learning spaces, and a full-size sports hall, this futuristic space will enable students from both the primary and secondary schools to share a place in which to eat, perform and present their work.

Unveiling the building work, Headteacher James Oxlade said:

These are exciting times for Leidschenveen and the British School in the Netherlands. I’m so proud of Senior School Leidschenveen, and the way that the students have really embraced their new school and are already achieving great things. I look forward to welcoming many more students to our state-of-the art new facilities over the coming years!’

British School in the Netherlands’ CEO & Principal, Kieran Earley, commented:

‘Expanding the British School in the Netherlands to include a campus for 3-18 year olds has been a long-term goal, and to see work beginning on it is a proud moment for me. There is a growing demand for places in international education around the Hague, and our new secondary campus will allow us to continue our policy of always having a place available for every student – something we have prided ourselves on since 1931’.