We follow the broad, balanced British curriculum, delivering an “Internationally British” education in English to children aged 3 to 18. 

The rounded, results-focused British Education System is the most widespread curriculum taught in international schools across the world. It’s divided into five parts:

  • Early Years
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sixth Form 
  • Higher Education.

We’re proud to be a leader in European international education and provide your child with skills and qualifications that drive success both at university and in their later life.

We shape students into creative, open-minded and thoughtful individuals.

Students are divided into Key Stages which support your child as they grow and develop:

Foundation Stage

Foundation 1 and 2: Ages 3-5

Girls playingYour child learns through play and exploration.

We do all activities in English and purposely design them to assist their understanding of the world around them.

They take part in a selection of activities, including:

  • Building with blocks
  • Kicking a ball
  • Painting
  • Singing
  • Developing reading and writing skills

This essential stage develops children socially, mentally and physically.

Find out more about Foundation Stage Curriculum 

Key Stage 1

Years 1 and 2: Ages 5-7

Your child builds an educational foundation whilst continuing to explore.

We continue to encourage them to discover the world around them whilst beginning to help them understand what they see in words and numbers.

We teach reading, writing and counting skills in English, and introduce a more structured approach to learning.

Children in playground


Find out more about the Junior Curriculum

Key Stage 5

Sixth Form girlsYears 12 and 13 (Sixth Form): Ages 16-18

The final two years of school after GCSEs prepare your child for university and the start of their careers. They choose from five further programmes of study, all of which are recognised by universities around the world:

  • A Levels
  • IB Diploma Programme
  • IB Career-Related Programme
  • BTEC Qualifications

Find out more about the Sixth Form Curriculum

Students getting their exam resultsBeyond BSN

Whilst academic success is important, we strive to ensure that your child leaves BSN as a confident, well-informed individual, ready for their future as an “Internationally British” global citizen.

The majority of BSN students go to university upon leaving us, often attending further education in the UK, Netherlands, or the rest of the world. 

University Destinations