Special elementary education: schools with an application procedure

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For which schools do you need to apply for a place?

To register your child in these special elementary schools, you must first apply for a place for them:

  • GO! Heemschool I BuBaO (Neder-over-Heembeek)
  • Kasterlinden BuBaO (Sint-Agatha-Berchem)
  • Klim Op School (Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe)
  • Koninklijk Instituut Woluwe (Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe)
  • SPES BuBaO (Anderlecht)
  • Sint-Jozefschool (Anderlecht branch)

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When to register?

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Registering in special elementary education with an application procedure for 2023-2024
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Prepare
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Prepare your application well: get to know schools, inform yourself about the procedure and gather the necessary documents. Contact the CLB for assistance. Learn more about what you can do to prepare.

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Register siblings and children of staff
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Do you have another child already attending a BuBaO school? Or do you work at the school where you want to register your child? If so, you have priority if you register your child from 6 February to 17 February 2023. Go to the school to register your child. Find out here how to register your child.

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Apply for a place for your child
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You always have to apply for a place for your child online first. Only then can you effectively register your child. Apply at the school of your first choice. Some children have priority. Did you not register a sibling or a child of staff during the priority period in January? Then you can still apply for a place for them during this period. In this case, you no longer have priority.

Find out here how to apply for a place for your child.

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Register your child after applying for a place
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On 12 May 2023 you will receive an allocation notice. This states whether your child has a place or not. Did you get a place? Go to the school from 15 May to 7 June 2023 and register your child. Otherwise, you will lose the place reserved for you. Did you not get a place? Then you are on the school's waiting list. The school will contact you when a place opens up.

Do you not have a place, or did you not apply for a place for your child? Then you can also register your child during the open registration period starting on … 2023, but only in the schools that still have places available.

Find out here how to register your child.

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Open registration
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Still looking for a place in a BuBaO school for the 2023-2024 school year? Or would you like to have your child placed on the waiting list of a school? You can do so during the open registration period, which starts on 8 June 2023.

Please note: During the open registration period, registration takes place chronologically: whoever arrives first gets a place first. No priority applies anymore.

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Still looking for a place in a BuBaO school for the 2023-2024 school year? Contact the school where you want to register your child. Are there still places available? Register your child.

Is your child already on a waiting list? The school will contact you when a place opens up. The waiting list is valid until 6 October 2023.

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How to register?

In advance: siblings of pupils and children of staff

Siblings and children of staff register before all other children. They do not need to apply for a place. Go to the school from 6 to 17 January 2023 and register your child. 

No place or forgot to register? In a school with an application procedure you can still apply during the application period. In this case, you no longer have priority. More information about priority.

Step 1: Prepare

After the siblings and children of staff, all other children can register. To register in these BuBaO schools, you must first apply for a place for your child. Prepare your application well:

  1. Get to know the schools and their offer.
  2. Inform yourself about the procedure.
  3. Check if your child has priority.
  4. Gather the necessary documents.

More information and tips on how to prepare your application.

Step 2: Apply for a place for your child

To register in these BuBaO schools, you must first apply for a place for your child. Applying for a place is not the same as registration. Applying means that you as a parent indicate online which schools you are interested in. After the application period, the computer distributes the pupils who have applied across the available places. Only after that, you know in which school you can register.

You can apply from 6 March (9 a.m.) to 24 March 2023 (4 p.m.). Go to the school of your first choice and apply for a place for your child. The time of application is not important. It is not the case that the first one to apply gets a place first. However, it is important that you apply for a place for your child during this period. 

More information on how to apply for a place.

Step 3: Register your child

After applying, you will receive an allocation notice. This states whether your child has a place or not. Did you get a place? Go to the school from 15 May to 7 June 2023. Otherwise, you will lose the place reserved for you. Did you not get a place? Then your child will automatically be placed on the waiting list. The school will contact you when a place opens up.

Learn more about registering after applying and about what to do if your child did not get a place.

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Who has priority?

Siblings and children of staff can register first. During the application period, priority is given to children with at least one Dutch-speaking parent.

More information about the priority groups.

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What if you did not get a place?

Did you apply for a place for your child, but did you not get one? Then your child will be placed on the waiting list. The school will contact you when a place opens up. You can also still register your child during the open registration period.

Did you not apply for a place for your child? Then you can register your child during the open registration period in the schools that still have places available. The open registration period starts on 8 June 2023.

Learn more about what you can do if your child does not have a place.

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