Being part of a House should feel like being part of another home – to be a safe, inclusive place with its own distinct identity. 

At The British School in The Netherlands, each student is assigned to their 'House' upon enrollment.

Students playing tug of warStudents of all ages and abilities are encouraged to 'have a go' and get involved to help their House achieve the most points and win the House Cup at the end of the year.

We are expanding our House System - beyond sports and competition, and are developing a whole programme of events throughout the year.

BSN Houses

  • Red - Amsterdam
  • Blue - Delft
  • Yellow - Gouda
  • Green - Leiden

Junior School House System

The House System is well established in our Junior Schools - and provide students with an identity and real sense of belonging within the school.

Student participation may range from acts of kindness to specific competitions - Inter-House sports competitions are legendary!

The British School in the Netherlands Junior School Leidschenveen Yellow House (Gouda)

A points system rewards teamwork and success, and students are encouraged to work together to earn points to eventually be the winning House at the end of the school year. This promotes team building, communication, and comradeship.

Senior School House System

At our Senior Schools, Houses are led by Student Leaders who work with students in each year group to foster a spirit of community competition and achievement.

BSN Senior School Houses - Sports Competition

Because of the House System, new students find it easier to settle. Students who have come from a BSN Junior School will continue in their elected House - further strengthening the bonds that are already in place.

A Second Home: The House System at the BSN - Blog

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