Which schools

Which school

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

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.

Information sessions

Due to the coronavirus measures the 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. Still have questions after watching the video? Register for one of the Q&A sessions. 

The online Q&A sessions took place on:

  • Monday 21 February at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 24 February at 7 p.m.

In which schools do you need to apply for a place first? 

Want to register for 1A? You need to apply for a place first in all the schools. If you want to register in 1B of in a higher year of secondary education, applying for a place is not necessary. 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.