New parent registration

Information meetings

We regularly organise information meetings in which we provide general information and a tour of our school. You do not have to register to attend one of these meetings, and your child may come along. We request you arrive on time because we start exactly on time!

Dates for the 2021/2022 school year

Due to the COIVD-19 restrictions, we currently don’t organize large information meetings. Instead we organize small tours with no more than 4 parents. These tours take about thirty minutes and take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, during school hours. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please send an e-mail to


Would you like to register your child at the Visserschool?

When your child is four years old, he/she may start primary school. Registering and allocating placement is done in the same manner at almost every Amsterdam primary school. Preschoolers (under 4 years old) follow the procedure below. If your child is older than 4 years old and you have recently moved to our neighbourhood or are interested in a new school for another reason, please contact Heleen van Heemskerck van Beest : .

Groups 6, 7 and 8 are completely full. Therefore, unfortunately we can’t take any application for pupils in those groups into consideration.

Primary school registration

Around your child’s third birthday, the municipality of Amsterdam will send you a primary school application and a brochure explaining admission policy. You can register your child by submitting this application form to the school of your first preference.

Priority schools

Each child has priority at the eight nearest (participating) primary schools. Priority schools are determined by the walking distance between a child's registered home address and the surrounding schools. When you enter the home address and date of birth of your child at you will be able to see whether or not our school is a priority school for your child.

What do you need to do?

First, visit one of our information meetings to see if we are the most suitable school for your child. If our school is your first preference, please provide the application form (no copy or scan) in person at our school.

Submission dates for registration

The deadlines for submitting the application form are:

  • children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 December 2018 - 3 March 2022
  • children born between 1 January 2019 and 30 April 2019 - 2 June 2022
  • children born between 1 May 2019 and 31 August 2019 - 3 November 2022

A place in primary school?

Placement of all registered children takes place through an automated lottery by the collective school boards after each of the registration due dates in March, June and November. The lottery provides children of similar circumstance equal chance of placement at their school of preference. As long as there are enough places at a school, all children will be registered at their first preference school.

We currently do not have the space to place all children who register at the Visserschool. Spaces are therefore allotted via the lottery. Your child is allotted a place in a school dependent upon the order of school preference you have specified. If your child is not selected at our school, he/she is then eligible for the following school(s) in order of preference as specified on your child’s application form. Each child is given a place at the highest possible preferred school.


After the lottery has taken place, you will receive a message from the school where your child can be placed. This letter states the latest date by which you must notify the school that you are aware of the placement and of your acceptance of the reserved place. Make sure you do this on time! Only then can we guarantee a definite place at our school. The official registration will follow as soon as your child turns 4 years old and will begin school


If, during the registration interview, it appears that your child has a care demand or language development disorder/delay which the school cannot accommodate, the school may decide not to admit your child. We then, in consultation with you, will look for another school that can offer this care.

More information

For questions regarding admission policy you may also contact the BBO (joint school boards) help desk, tel. 020 716 3801 or email:

On the BBI website BBO you will also find, among other things, more information about space availability and results of past placements.