HSV International Primary School

Organisation of Year Groups

Year Groups 2020-21
 

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 01/10/2015 – 30/09/2016
Year 1 5-6 01/10/2014 – 30/09/2015
Year 2 6-7 01/10/2013 – 30/09/2014
Year 3 7-8 01/10/2012 – 30/09/2013
Year 4 8-9 01/10/2011– 30/09/2012
Year 5 9-10 01/10/2010 – 30/09/2011
Year 6 10-11 01/10/2009 – 30/09/2010

 

We have availability for the 2020-21 school year in:

  • year 2 (Van Nijenrodestraat -VNS location & limited availability in Koningin Sophiestraat KSS location)
  • year 3 (Van Nijenrodestraat -VNS location & limited availability in Nassaulaan NSL location)
  • year 4 (Van Heutszstraat -VHS and Van Nijenrodestraat -VNS locations)
  • year 5 (all locations)
  • year 6 (all locations)
  • Our reception and year 1 classes are full across all locations and whilst new applications are welcome, we cannot guarantee placement at this time.
 
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.

 

Year Groups 2021-2022

 

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 01/10/2016– 30/09/2017
Year 1 5-6 01/10/2015 – 30/09/2016
Year 2 6-7 01/10/2014 – 30/09/2015
Year 3 7-8 01/10/2013 – 30/09/2014
Year 4 8-9 01/10/2012– 30/09/2013
Year 5 9-10 01/10/2011 – 30/09/2012
Year 6 10-11 01/10/2010 – 30/09/2011

 

Our Year Groups are organised according to the British system of year group placement. Reception is equivalent to groep 1 in the Dutch system and Pre-K in the US system.
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.

 

For some year groups (year 3 and above), once we have received your completed application, we can confirm placement immediately for next school year (dependent on location choice). For other year groups, we will have a clearer picture of availability from April 2021. Please note that our reception class are full for the Koningin Sophiestraat (KSS), Van Heutszstraat (VHS) and Nassaulaan (NSL) locations. Availability for the reception class will only be at our Van Nijenrodestraat. We also expect our year 1 and 2 classes to be full for next year across all locations. new applicants will be wait listed for any available places.

Please email us if you have any enquiries: id-admissions@hsvdenhaag.nl.

 

Pre-school class: Three Little Ships

For families with younger children, we have an international Pre-School, The Three Little Ships at our Van Heutszstraat location. This has places for children from the age of 3 and priority is given to the children in this class for the Foundation class at VHS as well as the reception classes at all locations. Please note that they have a separate admissions process, so please contact them directly to register.

 

Foundation class 2021-22

At our Van Heutszstraat location, we have a Foundation class. This is for children who are 4 between 1st October and 31st December 2017. Eligible candidates are sorted automatically through our admissions portal each year as it is not currently possible to apply directly for the Foundation class. Please note that due to limited classroom space, we are not able to offer the Foundation class at the other HSV international department locations.

 

 

Applications for Reception class 2022-23 and beyond

 

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.

All families who apply for the reception class (4-5 year olds) for the 2022-23 school year are wait listed at the time of application and confirmation of places will take place from January 2022 (starting with siblings of existing pupils). 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 2022 and beyond, as we work actively only with the coming school year (and for all year groups).