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Registering your child at a primary school

Published: 
24 October 2016
Modified: 
25 October 2016

The school boards in The Hague have agreed with the municipality to change the registration procedure for primary school pupils.

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In the new situation, parents are allowed to register their son or daughter as of the child’s 3rd birthday. In addition, parents are free to select multiple schools for their child (this applies to the registration procedure: actual enrolment is still limited to a single school). This is in accordance with the Netherlands’ Primary Education Act (Wet op het primair onderwijs) and is based on the schools’ own evaluation. Moreover, it meets parents’ wishes in this area.

Parents of children born on or after 1 October 2015 may register their son or daughter as soon as the child turns 3. There will be no changes to the existing procedure for children born before 1 October 2015.

Your child was born on or after 1 October 2015

  • You can register your child at 1 (or more) primary schools according to the new procedure after your child has turned 3.
  • You will receive a letter containing information about this new procedure in due time.
  • Registering your child at a specific school before he or she turns 3 is not necessary and also not possible.

Your child was born before 1 October 2015

  • You may still register your child according to the old procedure. You can register your child at the school of your choice after your child has turned 1. For more information about the registration procedure as it applies to your child, visit www.eenaanmeldleeftijd.nl.
  • Have you already registered your child at a primary school in The Hague? No further action on your part is required. Any commitments made by the school will be honoured.

Choosing a school

The online school guide scholenwijzer.denhaag.nl offers an overview of all schools in The Hague. In addition, the website offers tips in Dutch on what to take into account when choosing a school for your child.

International schools

A number of international schools in The Hague have their own registration procedure. If you are interested in having your children attend an international school, please contact the school directly for more information.

Published: 
24 October 2016
Modified: 
25 October 2016