Admissions Process


Primary – Reception, Year 4, Year 5.
Secondary – MYP 1,2,4 and 5
We do not take new students for DP2.

Please do not apply for any of these years as we already have waiting lists.

Step 1 – First Contact
The admission process begins when you first contact the ISB. We ask that you begin by completing a inquiry form through our admissions portal. Once we have received this form, we are happy to answer any specific questions you may have, either by email or telephone and/or can organise an appointment to visit the school.

Step 2 – Introductory Meeting
We encourage you to visit our school and meet with a member of the education team. However, we appreciate that this is not always possible, due to the logistics of living in another country. In which case, we are available by phone +31 (0)76 560 7870 or by email We can also arrange a meeting via Skype as an alternative option.

Step 3 – Admission Application
Once you have decided that the ISB is the right school for your child, please complete the general admissions application and the relevant supplementary forms through our admissions portal. You will also be asked to provide:

  • A copy of your child’s passport
  • Copies of your child’s most recent school reports
  • Confirmation that your child qualifies for admission to the ISB as per our admissions policy. This could be a copy of your contract or a letter from your employer. If you need assistance with this, please email or call us and we will be happy to help.

Please also transfer the admission fee of €400 to:

  • Name of bank: BNG bank
  • IBAN number: NL59BNGH0285168428
  • BIC / Swift code: BNGHNL2G
  • Account number: 285168428
  • In the name of: Stichting ISB
  • Payment code: ADM/your surname*
    (* ADM is an abbreviation for Admissions)

Only when the admission fee of €400 per family is paid can we confirm the enrolment at our school or a position on the waiting list. This fee is non-refundable and does not form part of the school fees; it is a one-off payment to cover the costs of the admission process.

Step 4 – Confirmation
Once we have received all the admissions documentation, our Admissions Committee will meet to determine whether we are able to offer your child the education he or she requires. The decision of the Admissions Committee is based on the information you provide, so please forward any additional information you think is relevant. Our education team feel it is important to meet with you and your child prior to confirming a place. If you have not already visited the school, you will be invited to meet with either the Head of Primary or the Head of Secondary, where possible. Please note this is not an assessment or an interview.

On the advice of the Admissions Committee, it may be necessary for your child to undertake some additional assessment prior to placement being offered. If this is required, we will do this as soon as is possible. We will contact you to discuss and arrange a suitable date.

As soon as the Admissions Committee has made a decision, we will contact you to confirm the outcome. If placement is offered, we will send a letter of confirmation and inform you of the ways in which you can settle the school fees.

For enrolment in school year 2019-2020 we can only confirm a place from May 2019 onwards, with the exception of our Nursery. Upon completion of all the above steps we can give you a place on the waiting list. Places will be confirmed to those who are on our waiting list on a first come, first served basis from May onwards.
The reason for this is that we want to keep spaces open for those wishing to enrol during the current school year.