Who enjoys priority?

Brothers and sisters

Is one of your children attending the school you wish to register its sibling in already? In that case, its brothers and sisters will be given priority during registration. Contact the school between 7 and 18 February 2022. Once that period has expired, siblings no longer enjoy priority. Also children of members of staff register then. Brothers and sisters of pupils get first priority. After that, and as long as there are places left, the children of members of staff of the school are given priority.

Children of members of staff

Are you working in the school where you wish to register your child? In that case, your child enjoys priority when registering. Contact the school between 7 and 18 February 2022. Once that period has expired, children of members of staff no longer enjoy priority. Also brothers and sisters of pupils who are registered already will apply for a place then. Brothers and sisters of pupils get first priority. After that, and as long as there are places available, the children of school staff are given priority.

Dutch-speaking parents

Pupils with at least one parent who is sufficiently proficient in Dutch enjoy priority when registering. This priority applies to 55% of the places.

GOK/non-GOK pupils

GOK stands for 'equal educational opportunities’. No priority is given for GOK or non-GOK pupils in special secondary education.

What are ‘brothers and sisters’?

Brothers and sisters of pupils who are already registered are:

  • Brothers and sisters (with two common parents); their address is not important.
  • Half-brothers and half-sisters (with one common parent); their address is not important.
  • Children who live at the same address but do not have a common parent or parents.

How do I qualify for the priority arrangement Dutch?

Check out the site in Dutch.

Will the school check my documents?

Yes. If you claim to enjoy priority, you must also be able to substantiate this on the basis of a document. The school will ask you for the relevant documents when you apply for a place. If your documents are correct, your child will be given priority. If the documents are incorrect, your child will lose its priority status.

What is the LOP?

LOP Brussels (Local Consultation Platform for equal educational opportunities) is an assembly of all the Dutch-speaking schools in the Brussels-Capital Region and their partners. Its task is to put the necessary arrangements in place to maximise equal educational opportunities for all pupils. The LOP is an initiative of the Flemish Minister for Education and Training.