Schools with an application procedure

In several special education schools, there is a separate procedure. You have to apply for a place for your child first before you can register them at:
 

  • 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 (establishment Anderlecht)
Tijdslijn Inschrijven in het buitengewoon Basisonderwijs met aanmelding - 2022-2023
Tijdslijn Inschrijven in het buitengewoon Basisonderwijs met aanmelding - 2022-2023

7 – 18 February: Priority for brothers and sisters and children of staff

Do you already have a child attending the school or do you work at the school where you wish to register your child? In that case, you have priority when registering. Children of staff are also given priority. Contact the school between 7 and 18 February 2022 and register your child.
Read all about priorities here.

7 – 25 March: Apply for a place

Go to the school between 7 and 25 March (4 p.m.) 2022 to apply for a place. If there are two schools that offer the same type of special education, contact the school of your first preference. Pupils with at least one parent who is sufficiently proficient in Dutch enjoy priority when registering.
Read all about priorities here.

After 25 March, the applications will be ranked according to specific criteria. Below, you can read how that is done.

22 April: Assignment message

The school will contact you with information about the allocation on 22 April 2022. You will then know whether or not you have a place. Your child didn't get a place? You will receive a document of unsuccessful registration automatically via the local consultation platform (LOP). It shows where your child stands on the waiting list for the school. The school will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

25 April – 13 May: Registration

Go to the allocated school and register your child between 25 April and 13 May 2022.

As of 16 May: Open registrations

Are there still places available in a certain school? As of 16 May 2022 everyone can register for the available places. Do you have a place? Register your child and state your agreement with the school’s educational project and regulations. Request a proof of registration. No places? Collect the document of unsuccessful registration from the school. This will give your child a place on the school's waiting list. The school will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
 

What do I need in order to apply for a place for my child?

In order to apply for a place your child, please provide the following information to the school:

  • the pupil's name
  • the pupil’s address
  • the work address of one of the parents (optional)
  • the telephone number of the parents or guardian and the e-mail address
  • the pupil’s national register number. If you do not have a national register number, then contact the helpdesk of the local consultation platform, LOP Brussel, on 02 553 30 20, in advance.
  • the report that gives access to special education
  • your first choice school, your second choice school
  • the name of your contact from the pupil's guidance centre (CLB)

How are the children who have applied ranked?

Ranking for type Basisaanbod, type 3, type 4 and type 6

  1. Pupils with 1 parent who is sufficiently proficient in Dutch enjoy priority. This priority applies for 55% of the places.
  2. The pupils who have applied will be ranked based on distance. First come the pupils whose parents’ home or work address is closest to the school, then those whose parents’ home or work address is farther from the school. The distance is calculated as the crow flies.

Ranking for type 2, type 7 and type 9

  1. Pupils with 1 parent who is sufficiently proficient in Dutch enjoy priority. This priority applies for 55% of the places.
  2. The pupils who have applied will be ranked based on choice of school. First come the pupils who gave the school as their first choice, then the pupils who gave it as their second choice.
  3. Then (for each choice of school) they will be ranked based on distance. First come the pupils whose parents’ home or work address is closest to the school, then those whose parents’ home or work address is farther from the school. The distance is calculated as the crow flies.
    Take note: if you give a work address and your child is given a place based on the work address, your child may not be eligible for bus transport. The right to bus transport is based solely on the home address.