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Tijdslijn Inschrijven in het basisonderwijs 2022-2023
Tijdslijn Inschrijven in het basisonderwijs 2022-2023

10 January (8 a.m.) – 21 January (4 p.m.): Priority for brothers and sisters and children of staff
Is one of your child's siblings attending the school already? Contact the school to register your child that is due to start school. Also children of members of staff enjoy priority. Ask the school for further details.
After that date, siblings and children of staff are no longer given priority.

January – February 2022​: Get to know the schools and familiarise yourself with the procedure
Enquire about the application and registration procedure. Get to know several schools.
Choosing a school can be difficult. Find out as much as you can about Dutch-speaking education in Brussels and the different schools.

7 March (9 a.m.) – 31 March (4 p.m.): Applying for a place
Put your child's name down at inschrijveninbrussel.be. Do this between 7 March (9 a.m.) and 31 March 2022 (4 p.m.). The exact time is not important. Does your child have priority? Then forward the relevant documents to the LOP, the Local Consultation Platform, within 3 working days of having submitted your place application. Click here for further information about how to apply for a place. After 31 March, all applications are ranked on the basis of specific criteria.

6 May – 31 May: Notification + registration
On the 6th of May you will receive an e-mail or letter with all the registration details. Register your child between 9 and 31 May 2022. No places? You will receive a document of unsuccessful registration and your child will be put on the school's waiting list. The school will contact you as soon as a place becomes available. The waiting list remains valid until 7 October 2022. For children born in 2020, the waiting list will remain valid until 30 June 2023.

As of  9 June (9 a.m.): Open registrations
Are there still places left in a certain school? In that case, everyone can apply for those places. Go to the school from 9 June 2022 (9 a.m.). Registrations follow in chronological order. The first person present, gets the place. No places left? Your child will be put on the school's waiting list. The school will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
 

Where can I find a list of all the schools?

Take a look at the page ‘Which school’. On www.onderwijsinbrussel.be/en there is a list of all Dutch-speaking schools in Brussels. You can also request the school guide (in Dutch) there.

Which school has places available?

Here you can find a list of places available for each grade and each school.

I didn't apply for a place for my child. What should I do?

Do you wish to register your child for the 2021-2022 school year? Then contact the school to ask whether there are any places left.

Do you wish to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year? You can try to register during the open registration period which commences on 9 June 2022. As of 3 June, you will find an overview of all the available places on this website. The registrations follow chronological order: first come, first served. No places left? If so, your child will be put on the waiting list. The school will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

My child is already on a waiting list. Do I still need to apply for a place?

If your child is on a school's waiting list, the school will contact you if a place opens. The waiting list remains valid until the 5th school day of October of the schoolyear for which you applied for a place. For the reception class, the waiting list will remain valid until the last school day of the schoolyear for which you applied for a place.

I will be moving to Brussels in the course of the school year. How should I register my child?

Planning to send your child to a different school next school year? Put your child's name down between 7 and 31 March 2022. Enter your future address. We will calculate the distance on the basis of this address. Register your child at the school between 9 and 31 May 2022. Make sure to have proof of domicile or proof that your child will be living at that address once it starts school.

Do you wish to change schools during the school year? If so, contact the schools to find out whether there are any places left.

Which documents do I need to take with me when I go to register my child?

Go to 'My file' > 'Which documents'.

How are the places allocated?

STEP 1:  The pupils are ranked.

Each school has a list of the pupils who chose their school. First, pupils are ranked by year of birth/grade.

Next, they are ranked (by year of birth) on the basis of the school they have chosen. Pupils who listed the school as their 1st choice come first, next pupils who listed the school as their 2nd choice, then pupils who listed the school as their 3rd choice...

Next, they are ranked (by choice of school) on the basis of distance. Pupils with an address closest to the school will be ranked higher than pupils with an address further away from the school. The address can be a domicile or a work address. That distance is calculated as the crow flies.

Now all the pupils have been ranked. The order they are listed in is important for the rest of the procedure because pupils are offered a place in a school in the order of that list. So, you will have a better chance of getting a place in the school you listed as your 1st choice and in a school close to the address you entered.

STEP 2: The pupils are assigned to the available places.

There are GOK pupils and non-GOK pupils. Each school has GOK places (35%) and non-GOK places (65%).

Pupils with a parent who has a sufficient command of Dutch will be given a place first. 55% of the non-GOK places are reserved for Dutch speakers. Dutch-speaking GOK pupils have priority but they are not included in the 55%.

Have all the non-GOK places been taken? And has the 55% Dutch-speakers quota not been filled? And are there no more Dutch-speaking GOK pupils? In that case, a Dutch-speaking non-GOK pupil will qualify for a GOK place.

Once the priority quota Dutch has been filled, the other pupils are given a place, within their group (GOK or non-GOK). Still some GOK places left, but no more GOK pupils? In that situation, the remaining places are given to non-GOK pupils and vice versa.

Where possible, pupils are always given a place in the school of their 1st choice.