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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
Yearly fees: Not public

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2024/2025.

Address: Rijksstraatweg 24, 9752 AE Haren, Netherlands

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Indian is the most common nationality. English is the most common language.

Ratio of local students to international students

90% international students

Native English speaking teachers

They are all native or near native, for example having an English speaking partner or parent.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class

25, although when a class goes above 20 an assistant is placed in the class part-time.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

We have smartboards and computers in all classrooms. We also have laptops and Chromebooks available for the children to use.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

During the recent lockdowns the children were taught via Microsoft Teams.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

We use the UK tests: Cognitive Ability Test, Progress in Maths, Progress in English, Salford reading test & Single Word spelling test. We administer these internally.

Results in these examinations

Above average.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is used sparingly to help students with automaticity in key skills such as spelling and mental maths and we ask all children to read at home. Occasionally other homework is given linked to particular projects.

Approximate hours of homework given

Not more than an hour each day.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We are a primary school. The majority of students continue with their education after completing their secondary schooling.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Additional Needs Support teacher and a learning support coordinator.

Learning support offered

The children are offered regular in-class or withdrawal support either individually or in small groups, as well as differentiation in class.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We differentiate within the class and can offer individual and small group sessions for these children if that proves to be necessary.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

We conduct an interview with parents to discuss the child's learning needs.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have no deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, this happens regularly

School start time


School finish time

15:00, 12.30 on Wednesdays

Supervised care before/after school

There is after school care provided by the Kids International branch of SKSG.

School bus service available

No- the 50 and 51 bus travel between Assen and Groningen station.

School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

This varies depending on the year and offer from staff and local providers- recent examples include: Chess, Dutch, Art, Violin, Choir & Orchestra

Sports activities included

Gymastics and sports

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We have a sports day each year

Facilities at the school

We have a library and school hall for performances.

Sports facilities at the school

A fully equipped gym and sports fields

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Groningse Schoolvereniging (GSV) is a regional primary school with a bilingual (lessons in English and Dutch) and an International Department which teaches entirely in English. This school is called International Primary School.
The International Primary School welcomes children from all over the world and provides a quality curriculum tailored to meet the children's diverse learning needs. We celebrate our diversity and are interested in learning about children's home cultures and languages. We work with children to help them become world citizens, committed to the country they are in today, respectful of the diversity of people they share the school and country with and enriched by the other places they have lived and have cultural connections with.

Teaching approach of the school

IPS GSV Looks carefully at children's individual learning needs and helps all children to meet the learning targets of the curriculum. The school teaches children to set high standards for themselves in a challenging, caring and stimulating learning environment. We work with children to understand the world as they find it and develop confidence and a thoughtful approach to the action they take in the world.

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