The Physical Education (PE) Departments at the British School campuses provide a variety of opportunities for our students, developing skills and sportsmanship while striving for excellence and fostering talent.

Our students compete both locally, nationally and internationally in a range of sports, as well as participating in a full recreational programme and inter-house competitions.

Sports available to Junior and Senior School Students:

External Clubs

Our students benefit from the partnerships we have with local sports clubs in and around The Hague. Ensuring that our school community extends beyond our campuses means our students can access the broadest range of opportunities.

List of Clubs

       Voorburg Cricket Club

Forum Sport

MHC Forescate


Rugby League


Nederlandse Rugby League Bond




Grasshoppers Basketball Club


Triathlon/Personal Trainer


Paul van Brink



Sports Leadership

Many of our senior students take on additional sports coaching roles as part of their commitment to The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award or as part of the Community, Activity, Service (CAS) component of the IB Programme and A-Level.

They support our well qualified and experienced coaching staff. Sports coaching offers an invaluable experience that is beneficial to our students, providing them with leadership skills they can take forward to university and beyond.

International tournaments

Our students travel extensively to other international schools and tournaments around Europe, such as ISGA Tournament (Independent Schools Gymnastics Association).

Our students have won many titles in different sports over the years and are well-respected competitors on the international school's circuit.

In addition, our students participate in the annual Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Junior and Senior Games, in which students compete in a three-day competition including Athletics, Swimming and Football.

The BSN is a founder member of the International Schools’ Athletics Association and held the first position as chair of the organisation. The BSN competes in swimming, football, volleyball, cross country, basketball and track and field. This association includes schools from Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, the United Kingdom, Egypt and Israel. Students have the opportunity to participate in an end-of-season tournament hosted by a school in one of these countries.