Late 80s early 90s saw changes in key staff, as well as in premises across the BSN. The facilities at Voorschoten were even further enhanced when HRH Princess Margriet opened a new ‘state-of-the-art’ Science, Technology and Music building in 1992. Also, in 1992, the Tapijtweg opened a whole new wing providing four more classrooms, a large library and a resources area was built. The library was opened by Helen Sharman, during the same visit Helen also visited the BSN’s school in Assen, at which point the School there was officially renamed ‘The Helen Sharman British School’
Despite the new extension, in 1993, the Junior School was still seriously overcrowded and the whole of Year 6 had to be moved out of the Tapijtweg and into temporary classrooms at The Senior School. In 1996, came the answer to the School’s prayers: the School secured grounds in Mariahoeve and on July 12th, 1996, the Foundation Stone of the ‘Vlaskamp’ School was laid by the Duke of Kent. In September 1997 the splendid new, award-winning Junior School opened its doors to 700 children aged 3 to 11 years of age.
The completion of this building allowed the BSN to combine the Nursery, Infant and Junior Schools on one site in The Hague. The departure from Tapijtweg was an emotional time – it was the first building owned by the School and held numerous precious memories for many of the staff. However it was time to move on, so in the Autumn Term of 1997, the Junior and Infant Schools merged into the new school. The ‘Vlaskamp’ building was officially opened by HRH Prins Willem Alexander in November 1997.
The notion of bringing these three Schools together permanently on one site was not to last. The popularity of the new Junior School, along with the buoyant Dutch economy, led to a significant increase in pupil numbers in The Hague and major new developments were embarked upon. In July 1999, a three storey school building just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Junior School was purchased and, after extensive refurbishment, became a new Foundation School, which opened in September 1999. Major central services – Human Resources, Accounts, Information Services, Marketing and Community Services were also housed on the Tarwekamp (fondly known as the ‘Wheatfields’) along with the Language Centre which runs courses for adults.