To primary school

Children usually head off to primary school on 1 September of the year in which they turn 6 years of age. This is also the age at which education becomes compulsory.

Primary education numbers 6 grades. Children must attend primary school for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 years. After that, they go on to secondary education;

Mind: register your child on time! Is your child due to start primary school in September 2021? Put your child's name down at inschrijveninbrussel.be between 1 and 26 March 2021! Is your child due to go from 3rd grade of nursery school to the 1st grade of primary school? Sometimes it is necessary to register again. Contact your school for more information.  

 

My child is going to school already. Do I still have to register it?

No. Once your child is registered in a school it will remain registered there. Registrations are valid for all the elementary school grades.

Is your child due to go from 3rd grade of nursery school to the 1st grade of primary school? Or would you like to send it to a different school? In that case, you may have to register your child again. Contact your school for more information.

Are there any admission requirements for primary school?

Did your child attend a Dutch-speaking nursery school for a minimum of 290 half days? If so, it can go to the 1st grade. Did your child not attend school for the required number of days or will it not be 7 years old before the 1ste of January 2022? In that case, the primary school will decide whether your child can start.

Is your child going into a higher grade? Then there are no admission requirements.