How do I choose a secondary school? And which study programme is suitable for my child? It can sometimes be difficult to choose a school. Gather information about the Dutch-speaking secondary schools in Brussels in good time. Contact various schools.
Looking for schools
You will find all the practical information and study programmes per Dutch-speaking school in Brussels via the school seeker on onderwijsinbrussel.be. You can also download a school guide or order one free of charge. This will provide the contact details of all the Dutch-speaking schools in Brussels, along with the range of courses offered by the secondary schools.
onderwijskiezer.be provides information about school open days and information sessions. Be sure to take a look at the website of the school itself, too.
Help with choosing schools
When you and your child choose a school or a study programme, it is important for you to be aware of what possibilities are available, what your child is good at and what he or she enjoys doing. Talk to people around you or ask questions at the pupil guidance centre (CLB). Find out about the practical elements, too. Can you drop your child off earlier and collect him or her later? Can the children eat at school? What are the school hours?
Choosing a Dutch-speaking school has consequences. Think about it carefully. How can you help your child? Can Dutch have a place in your home, as well?
The website onderwijskiezer.be includes online questionnaires that will help you choose the right study programme.
The three pupil guidance centres (CLB) in Brussels made instructive video’s about the transition from primary to secondary education.
- If you want information about choosing the right study programme for your child, watch the video in Dutch or in French.
- If you want information about the first grade of secondary education and about who can go to the 1st grade A and the 1st grade B, watch the video in Dutch or in French.
- If you want information about the second and third grade of secondary education, watch the video in Dutch or in French.
- If you want to know where to get more information about the secondary education, watch the video in Dutch or in French.
Due to the coronavirus measures he information sessions organised for parents by the three pupil guidance centres (CLB) in Brussels about the transition from primary to secondary education have been replaced with the instructive video’s . You can find them above. For more information, please contact the CLBs.
The Local Consultation Platform for Brussels Secondary Education (LOP Brussel SO) organises Q&A’s for parents (in Dutch). Due to the corona measures (COVID-19), the sessions will be held online. First watch the short instructive film on the application and registration procedure for the secondary schools.
The Q&A sessions took place on:
- Tuesday 16 February at 7 p.m.
- Monday 22 February at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 25 February at 7 p.m.
In which schools do you need to apply for a place first?
Check out the overview of schools (in Dutch)
Which school has places available?
Here you can find a list of places available for each grade and each school.