The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) is an international educational institution for primary and secondary education. The school currently teaches at four locations in and around The Hague. Three Junior Schools and one Senior School. One of the locations is the Junior School Leidschenveen (JSL) campus.
The expansion of JSL to include a secondary school designed by Kraaijvanger Architects focuses on the growing demand for international education throughout the Netherlands. It will generate up to 550 additional learning places, greatly expand the existing facilities, and will enable primary and secondary schools to share a place in which to eat, perform, and present their work. The designs for the futuristic new space incorporate the latest thinking in flexible learning spaces, and a full-size sports hall.
The development of a secondary school on the existing campus is a testament to the ambition of the BSN to create a learning continuum (for the ages of 3-18 years). The design of the new campus will also focus on this. The intention is that the school will grow every year, because it adds a first class every new school year. To this end, construction is being phased in parts.
The BSN’s commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in the new facilities’ sustainable elements that will enhance energy performance; for example, solar panels, ventilation with CO2 sensors and circular roofing will be incorporated. It will be a ‘Cradle to Cradle’ certified school in the Netherlands, with materials signposted for potential future re-use and recycling.
"There is a growing demand for places in international education around the Hague, and our new secondary school campus will allow us to continue our policy of always having a place available for every student - something we have prided ourselves on since 1931."
British School in the Netherlands Leidschenveen Campus
Leidschenveen - The Hague
2018 - 2019
The British School in The Netherlands
Dirk Jan Postel, Joke Stolk, Gurbe van Belle, Eline Degenaar, Jeroen Ekama, Patrick Keijzer, Evi Loef, Laurence Meulman, Jik Mosch, Quirijn Petersen, Thomas Rouw, Janet Snoeijen, Rinske Wikkerink