"We have a warm and friendly atmosphere thanks to everyone - the children, the students, the parents and the staff."

Admissions Process

Step 1 – First Contact

The admission process begins when you first contact the ISB.  We ask that you begin the process by completing a registration of interest form through our admissions portal. Whether you contact us by phone, by email or in person, we are always happy to answer your specific questions, or we can simply send you a brochure by email or by regular post if you prefer. 

Step 2 – Introductory Meeting

We encourage prospective children and students and their families to visit our school and meet with a member of the education team.  However, we appreciate that this is not always possible, due to the logistics of living in another country, in which case, we are always available by phone +31 (0)76 560 7870 or by email admissions@isbreda.com.

Step 3 – Admission Application

Once you have decided that the ISB is the right school for your child, please complete the general admissions application and the relevant supplementary forms through our admissions portal. You will also be asked to provide the following:

  • A copy of your child’s passport
  • Copies of your child’s most recent school reports
  • Confirmation that your child qualifies for admission to the ISB as per our admissions policy. This could be a copy of your contract or a letter from your employer. If you need assistance with this, please email or call us and we’ll be happy to help.

Please also transfer the admission deposit of €300 to ABN AMRO Breda: 

  • IBAN number:        NL 89 ABNA 0550 999 892
  • Account number:
  • In the name of:     International School Breda
  • Payment code:      ADM/your surname  

We will confirm receipt of your admission by email or by letter. Only when we have received all of the above documents and the admission deposit will we be able to process your application.  

Step 4 – Confirmation

On receipt of all the admissions documentation, our Admissions Committee will meet to determine whether we are able to offer your child the education he or she requires. The decision of the Admissions Committee is based on the information you provide, so please forward any additional information you think is relevant. Our education team feel it’s important to meet with you and your child prior to confirming a place. If you have not already visited the school, you will be invited to meet with either the Head of Primary or the Head of Secondary. ( Please note this is not an assessment or an interview.)
On the advice of the Admissions Committee, it may be necessary for your child to undertake some additional assessment prior to placement being offered. If this is required, we will assess your child as soon as possible. We will contact you to discuss and arrange a suitable date.

As soon as the Admissions Committee has made a decision, we will contact you to confirm the outcome. If placement is offered, we will send confirmation of the class in which your child has been placed along with the parents’ handbook and an invoice for the school fees. Please note that your child will only be allowed to attend lessons once the fees are paid, so please ensure that you pay in a timely fashion. The electronic bank statement dated the last working day before the first school day will be taken as confirmation of fees paid.