Organisation of Year Groups
Year Groups (2019-20)
The International Department works on 30th September as the key entry date for each year and is arranged by age into year groups:
|Year Group||Age||Date of Birth|
|Reception||4-5||01/10/2014 – 30/09/2015|
|Year 1||5-6||01/10/2013 – 30/09/2014|
|Year 2||6-7||01/10/2012 – 30/09/2013|
|Year 3||7-8||01/10/2011 – 30/09/2012|
|Year 4||8-9||01/10/2010 – 30/09/2011|
|Year 5||9-10||01/10/2009 – 30/09/2010|
|Year 6||10-11||01/10/2008 – 30/09/2009|
Placement in the reception classes
Priority is given to children who are 4 before 1st October each year. Our formal learning starts in the reception class and reception follows the UK Early Learning curriculum where children are turning 5 during the school year. We do not make exceptions to the priority cut-off date of 1st October. For children who are 4 between 1st October and 31st December each year, we offer one Foundation class at our Van Heutszstraat location. Our online admissions system selects the applicants who are eligible for this class each year based on our waiting lists.
Under the HSV Foundation, is the Three Little Ships pre-school, also at the Van Heutszstraat location. This is suitable for children who turn 4 during the school year before starting reception. Families need to contact the Three Little Ships directly if interested in placement.
Applications for Reception class 2020-21 and beyond
We do already hold a waiting list for the reception classes of 2020. Families can submit an application once their child has turned 1 year of age. However, the International department of the HSV is not part of the Gemeente Den Haag’s school registration process. Subsequently we cannot tell you at the time of application if you will be offered a place if applying for entry in September 2020 and beyond, as we work actively only with the coming school year (and for all year groups).
Please note that we do not admit children on their 4th birthdays as our reception classes are full at the beginning of the school year and parents should be aware of this when submitting an application.