I didn't get any place

You applied for a place between 7 January and 1 February for the 1st grade A?

You will be notified by e-mail that your application was unsuccessful. This e-mail will also contain advice on how to proceed next. Didn't provide an e-mail address? In that case, you will be notified by post. You will also be notified via the 'Inbox' in your application file.

Go to the school between 13 March and 2 April 2019 and collect a "place application unsuccessful" document. Check the place allocation notification for further details. If you collect a "place allocation unsuccessful" document, your child will be put on the school's waiting list and the school will contact you when a place does become available. What if you do not collect a "place application unsuccessful" document? If you fail to do so, your child's name will not be put on the waiting list and you will only be able to register your child in the school in question during the open registration round at the end of May, provided there are any places left.

 

Registering in a school that does not operate an application procedure for the 1st grade A of B?

Go to the school between 13 March and 2 April 2019 and register your child. Schools without an application procedure for 1A and 1B cannot refuse to register a pupil for capacity reasons during this period.

 

Registering in a school for a higher grade?

Go to the school between 24 April and 9 May 2019 and register your child. No places? Collect the "place application unsuccessful" document (weigeringsdocument) from the school. If you collect a "place allocation unsuccessful" document, your child will be put on the school's waiting list and the school will contact you when a place does become available. What if you do not collect a "place application unsuccessful" document? If you fail to do so, your child's name will not be put on the waiting list and you will only be able to register your child in the school in question during the open registration round at the end of May, provided there are any places left.

 

Free registrations

Are there still places left in a certain school on 10 May 2019? In that case, everyone is entitled to register for the remaining places. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Every school will be hosting a registration day on 10 May. After 10 May, more registrations will be taken but each school will set its own dates then.

 

I didn't get a place in any school. What now? (schools operating an application procedure)

Collect a "place application unsuccessful" document from every school you applied for a place to. Do this between 13 March and 2 April 2019. Check the place allocation notification for further details.

If you collect a "place allocation unsuccessful" document, your child will be put on the school's waiting list and the school will contact you when a place does become available. What if you do not collect a "place application unsuccessful" document? If you fail to do so, your child's name will not be put on the waiting list and you will only be able to register your child in the school in question during the open registration round at the end of May, provided there are any places left.

The open registration round commences on 10 May. A few days beforehand, you will find the available places by school here. Go to the school directly and register your child there. Registrations are taken in chronological order. Who gets to the school first will also be given a place first.

How does the school manage the waiting list?

Did you collect a "place application unsuccessful" document from the school? If so, your child's name will be on the waiting list. If a GOK place becomes available, it will be allocated to a GOK pupil. Likewise, if a non-GOK place becomes available, it will be allocated to a non-GOK pupil.

The waiting list remains valid until 7 October 2019.

On what grounds can a school refuse a pupil?

Schools are entitled to turn down a pupil's application if:

  • The school is full (if the school has attained its maximum capacity)
  • The pupil does not meet the admission requirements at the start of the school year
  • The pupil was expelled during the previous school year or the school year before that
  • The pupil was oriented to special education but still wants to register for mainstream education. In that case, the school will register the pupil subject to a 'resolutive condition’. In a situation like this, the school will need to prove that it is unable to provide the pupil with the necessary assistance.