Special elementary education: schools with an application procedure

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Register your child after applying for a place
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For which schools do you need to apply for a place?

To register your child in these special elementary schools, you must first apply for a place for them:

  • GO! BuBaO Vila’Ket (Neder-over-Heembeek)
  • Kasterlinden BuBaO (Sint-Agatha-Berchem)
  • Klim Op School (Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe)
  • Koninklijk Instituut Woluwe BuBaO (Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe)
  • SPES BuBaO (Anderlecht)
  • Sint-Jozefschool BuBaO (Anderlecht branch)

In other BuBaO schools you can register your child directly. You can find the contact details of the BuBaO schools and more information about their offer via the ‘scholenzoeker’ (school finder).

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When to register?

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Registering in special elementary education with an application procedure for 2024-2025
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Prepare
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Prepare your application well: get to know schools, inform yourself about the procedure and gather the necessary documents. Contact the CLB for assistance. Learn more about what you can do to prepare.

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Register siblings and children of staff
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Do you have another child already attending a BuBaO school? Or do you work at the school where you want to register your child? If so, you have priority if you register your child from 29.01.2024 to 09.02.2024. Go to the school to register your child.

Find out here how to register your child.

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Apply for a place for your child
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You always have to apply for a place for your child online first. Only then can you effectively register your child. Apply for a place via the school of your first choice. You can find more information on how to apply on the website of the school. Some children have priority.

Did you not register a sibling or a child of staff during the priority period? Then you can still apply for a place for them during this period. In this case, you no longer have priority.

Find out here how to apply for a place for your child.

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Register your child after applying for a place
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On 15.04.2024 you will receive an allocation notice. This states whether your child has a place or not. Did you get a place? Go to the school from 17.04.2024 to 08.05.2024 and register your child. Otherwise, you will lose the place reserved for you. Did you not get a place? Then you are on the school's waiting list. The school will contact you when a place opens up. For your information: as May 1 is a public holiday, the registration period was extended by one day, until 08.05.2024 included.

Do you not have a place, or did you not apply for a place for your child? Then you can also register your child during the open registration period starting on 14.05.2024, in the schools that still have places available.

Find out here how to register your child.

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Open registration
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Still looking for a place in a BuBaO school for the 2024-2025 school year? Or would you like to have your child placed on the waiting list of a school? You can do so during the open registration period, which starts on 14.05.2024 (9 am).

Please note: During the open registration period, registration takes place chronologically: whoever arrives first gets a place first. No priority applies anymore.

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Start of school year 2024-2025
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Still looking for a place in a BuBaO school for the 2024-2025 school year? Contact the school where you want to register your child. Are there still places available? Register your child.

Is your child already on a waiting list? The school will contact you when a place opens up. The waiting list is valid until 07.10.2024.

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How to register?

In advance: siblings of pupils and children of staff

Siblings and children of staff register before all other children. They do not need to apply for a place. Go to the school from 29.01.2024 to 09.02.2024 included and register your child. 

No place or forgot to register? In a school with an application procedure you can still apply during the application period. In this case, you no longer have priority. More information about priority.

Step 1: Prepare

After the siblings and children of staff, all other children can register. To register in these BuBaO schools, you must first apply for a place for your child. Prepare your application well:

  1. Get to know the schools and their offer.
  2. Inform yourself about the procedure.
  3. Check if your child has priority.
  4. Gather the necessary documents.

More information and tips on how to prepare your application.

Step 2: Apply for a place for your child

To register in these BuBaO schools, you must first apply for a place for your child. Applying for a place is not the same as registration. Applying means that you as a parent indicate online which schools you are interested in. After the application period, the computer distributes the pupils who have applied across the available places. Only after that, you know in which school you can register.

You can apply from 19.02.2024 (9 am) to 08.03.2024 (4pm). Contact the school of your first choice and apply for a place for your child. The time of application is not important. It is not the case that the first one to apply gets a place first. However, it is important that you apply for a place for your child during this period. 

More information on how to apply for a place.

Step 3: Register your child

After applying, you will receive an allocation notice. This states whether your child has a place or not. Did you get a place? Go to the school where you have obtained a place and register your child. You can do this from 17.04.2024 to 07.05.2024 included. Otherwise, you will lose the place reserved for you. Did you not get a place? Then your child will automatically be placed on the waiting list. The school will contact you when a place opens up.

Please note that your registration is not final until your child meets the admission requirements at the start of the school year. You should therefore provide the school with the special educational needs report as soon as possible. Contact your CLB (pupil guidance centre) for this purpose.

For your information: as May 1 is a public holiday, the registration period was extended by one day, until 08.05.2024 included.

Learn more about registering after applying and about what to do if your child did not get a place.

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Who has priority?

Siblings and children of staff can register first. During the application period, priority is given to children with at least one Dutch-speaking parent (55% of the capacity).

Check whether your child has priority and gather the necessary documents. More information about the priority.

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What if you did not get a place?

Did you apply for a place for your child, but did you not get one? Then your child will be placed on the waiting list. The school will contact you when a place opens up. You can also still register your child during the open registration period.

Did you not apply for a place for your child? Then you can register your child during the open registration period in the schools that still have places available. The open registration period starts on 14.05.2024 (9 am).

Learn more about what you can do if your child does not have a place.

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