Webinar secondary schools in the NetherlandsWEBINAR SECONDARY SCHOOLS – THE NETHERLANDS – Tuesday, November 14th at 8 pm CET.

Is your child in group 8 of primary school? Then the big task of selecting a good secondary school is awaiting you.

The Dutch secondary school system is rather complicated, and all the acronyms you come across when trying to understand your school options do not make it any easier!

During this webinar, Annebet van Mameren from New2NL will explain you how the process works. Join us on Tuesday, November 14th at 8 pm CET.

Since current school year (2023/24), there is a national, online, school application procedure. All group 8 children in the Netherlands have to apply between 25 and 31 March 2024. Your child will learn the outcome on 17 April.

In some cities, like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Utrecht and The Hague, Rotterdam, and Nijmegen, the procedure is even more complicated, as you have to make a long list of the schools of your preference, and a lottery will then decide where your child will be placed.

During the webinar, we’ll also talk, among others, about the transition test (doorstroomtoets), schools that combine different levels during the first 1-3 years (mixed brugklas), your child’s options for further studies and careers after each level of secondary school, the parental contribution, the subjects and subject profiles, homework, and necessary school supplies.

If you already have questions now, don’t hesitate to ask them through annebet@new2nl.com. They will be answered during the webinar.

You can register for the 14 November webinar via this link (free). Can’t attend the live webinar? No problem! Go ahead and sign up. We’ll send the recording to everyone who registers for the event.

In February, we’ll be back with another webinar, which will focus more on specific secondary schools in Amsterdam, and the strategy behind the lottery.

Can’t wait? In this article I wrote for Expatica you can learn more about the Dutch secondary schools.

I have made a Doodly video to explain the Dutch secondary school system and the options for higher education, and in this article you’ll find some practical information about secondary schools.