These Schools teach Dutch in the UK to ages 4 to 18. Few -if any- cater to beginning ‘Dutch as a foreign language’ students. Please make sure that the course is suitable for your needs and ability! More about the study of Dutch can be found on www.anglo-dutch.org.uk in the ‘Study Dutch’ section, which also lists some teach yourself material.
First, a general link for Dutch people with children of school age who are moving abroad. NOB : Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland have a section aimed at parents, at www.stichtingnob.nl. You are advised to look at the NOB site for details, as updates from schools only occasionally reach the web-editor; it would be appreciated – given the number of page views – if visitors could let the editor know of any schools which are missing, or alert to outdated information via web14 ‘at’ dutch.org.uk .
NTC-school stands for Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur : Dutch Language and Culture.
European Baccalaureate: a European Society overseeing secondary school exams, to ensure and guarantee that those who graduated can merge seamlessly into other country schools and universities; please refer to www.eursc.org for more complete information.
added 2015 jul 24 from internet search
International Baccalaureate: Follow this link to learn more: www.ibo.org . Not all schools offering IB are listed, there may be accredited schools not marked as such yet.
Learning Dutch in the UK : schools list :
European School Abingdon / Culham / Oxford
Thame Lane, Culham, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3DZ. T: 01235 522 621, www.esculham.eu. Parents council: www.cespa.org.uk – broken 2018 june 10
update 2018 june 10 : link to cespa.org.uk broken ; updated 2015 july 24 , initial entry 2006 oct 09 based on information provided by Mrs Karin van Vrede.
International School, Aberdeen
Offers from Pre-school through Elementary and Middle to High School; International Baccalaureate and perhaps most important for people from the Netherlands who live and work in the Aberdeen are for a couple of years, they offer NTC (Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur/ Dutch language and culture). Please view isa.aberdeen.sch.uk/dutch.htm for more information on the NTC programme. Pitfodels House, North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9PN , Scotland UK | Ph: 01224 730300 | Fax: 01224 865558 isa.aberdeen.sch.uk
added 2015 jul 24, based on internet search
ACS International Schools : Cobham, Egham & Hillingdon
formerly American Community Schools Ltd – offers the International Baccalaureate and Dutch as a first or second language at each of their three UK locations, ACS Cobham, ACS Egham and ACS Hillingdon. www.acs-schools.com
updated 2013-10-29 : web address.
De Vaarboom, Cambridge
De Vaarboom provides Dutch education at Primary school level and aims to ensure that Dutch children do not fall behind in learning their native tongue; on Saturday mornings, an NTC-school (Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur). At the Queen Emma school, Cherry Hinton. www.devaarboom.co.uk
added 2015 jun 09, based on a comment from Carolien van Zijl.
International School of London
Three locations : 1/ Gunnersbury Avenue, London W3, 2/ Old Woking Road, Woking GU22, Surrey, and in 3/ Doha, Quatar. T: 020 8992 5823 W: www.islschools.org and for a summary of the three locations : www.islschools.org/london
updated 2013-10-29, based on an e-mail from Mrs Brit Beckers.
was: Double Dutch School, Chester www.deluchtballon.co.uk
updated 2013-09-27 based on e-mails from Nieke Gerritsen.
Dutch Language School, Oxford
Established 2001, aims to provide high quality teaching & tuition in the Dutch language. Karin de Wijs – head teacher and founder of the Dutch Language School – is a Dutch national and native speaker from ‘s Hertogenbosch. Since graduating (1986) as a secondary school teacher (Dutch and Social Studies) Karin taught in the Netherlands, Belgium and England, including the European School near Oxford; she also teaches Dutch at the Oxford University Language Centre.44 Thorncliffe Road, Oxford OX2 7BB dutchlanguageschool.co.uk < added 2015 jul 24 .
Prins Willem Alexander school, Surrey
Formerly a full-time Dutch “basisschool” (primary) education for children whose parents work in the UK for a number of years. Now known as International School of London in Surrey, website : www.islschools.org/surrey/
updated 2013-10-29, based on an e-mail from Mrs Brit Beckers.
Rainbow Montessori school, West Hampstead
13 Woodchurch Road, West Hampstead, London NW6 3PL. www.rainbowmontessori.co.uk updated 2009, based on an e-mail.
Regenboog School, London W3
De Nederlandse Regenboogschool provides Dutch education at Primary school level and aims to ensure that Dutch children do not fall behind in learning their native tongue. For de Saturdayschool all information can be found on: www.regenboogschool.org.uk , at the International School London, 139 Gunnersbury Avenue, London W3 8LG.
updated 2013 sep 12, based on an e-mail from Petra in ‘t Veld – Brown.
Richmond Dutch School
The Richmond Dutch School is a non-profit organisation which offers after-school classes for Dutch-speaking children aged between 3 and 11 years old. The classes take place once a week on Thursdays from 16:15 to 18:15 close to Mortlake Station, Borough of Richmond, London. The School also organises a monthly playgroup for children aged 0-5 accompanied by their Dutch-speaking parent(s). For more information please send an email to email@example.com. Website: www.richmonddutchschool.org.uk
included 2014 mar 05, based on an email from Marjan Paemen on behalf of the School
No longer operates schools in the UK, contact details for the Dutch schools -in the The Hague to Leiden area) can be found at www.rijnlandslyceum.nl.
updated 2013 oct 29, based on an e-mail from Mrs Brit Beckers.
Sevenoaks School, Kent
International Baccclaureat in Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU T: 01732 455 133.
Please note that Mrs J. Tucker-Hargreaves is no longer connected with this school.
updated 2013 nov 20, based on e-mail from Ms J. Hargreaves.
Southbank International School
This school offers both primary and higher level teaching (PYP, MYP and Baccalaureate-language, linguistics and literature); and International Baccalaureate. Southbank may sound ‘south of the Thames’ : their campuses are located in Hampstead, Kensington and Westminster. www.southbank.org/
added 2015 jun 09, based on comment by ‘Rosella’.
St Clare’s Oxford
There is no mention of a specific NTC or Dutch programme, but the International Baccalaureate results published on their website are impressive.
139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL T: 01865 552 031 W: www.stclares.ac.uk E: firstname.lastname@example.org internationaal baccalaureaat, teacher: mr J Vos.
updated 2015 jul 24
Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs Oxfordshire
Three hours per week of Dutch Language and culture for primary school groups 1 – 8; drie uur per week Nederlandse taal en cultuur voor basisschoolgroepen 1 t/m 8 at St Ebbe’s C. of E. School, White House Road, Oxford OX1 4NA www.snooxford.co.uk
updated 2013-may-27, based on an e-mail from the chairman, Mr Michael Mol.
Revised entry : De Zeven Eiken (The Seven Oaks / 7 eiken)
a Dutch ‘NTC-PO’ school in Sevenoaks, Kent, provides lessons in the Dutch language to children aged 4 to 12 years, living in Kent, London and Surrey. Dutch teaching materials are used. The initiative is subsidised by the Netherlands government, who inspect on an annual basis.
Classes at Russell House School, Otford, Kent on Mondays from 16:30 till 18:45 during term time and on some Saturday afternoons. www.7eiken.co.uk updated 2016 dec 5.
University College London : Dutch Online Courses
Since 2009 University College London (UCL) offers online Dutch language courses which are fully distance taught. The course offer has been largely expanded in 2012 and now includes two language courses for beginners, two for intermediate and one for advanced learners. For those with an interest in specialized forms of Dutch, UCL also offers online reading courses in Early Modern Dutch and Business Dutch. For more information or to register for one of the courses, go to the website of the UCL Language Centre at : www.ucl.ac.uk/clie/online_dutch
updated 2013-mar-25, based on an e-mail from Dr An Verhelst.
Educational matters at the Royal Netherlands Embassy:
38 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 5DP Tel.: 020 7590 3200 Website: www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/united-kingdom
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