Admissions information and procedure
Dutch International Primary & Secondary Schools are state funded and therefore have to comply to regulations on admission of students.
Students between the ages of 4 and 11 years old can qualify for placement if one of the following conditions applies*:
1) The student has a non-Dutch nationality (or: also a non-Dutch nationality) and has a parent that is working in The Netherlands (or in a Dutch border region) for a limited time;
2) The student has the Dutch nationality and has lived and gone to school abroad for at least two years because a parent was stationed abroad;
3) The student has the Dutch nationality and has a parent (with whom the student will be living) that will be stationed abroad within two years and for at least two years. This is to be proven by a written statement of the parent’s employer.
For Dutch International Primary Schools these rules are to be found in the Primary Schools Act (Wet Primair Onderwijs), article 40, paragraph 5.
As the pupils come from all over the world and many different educational systems, class sizes are kept small to allow teachers to better meet the needs of a wide range of abilities within the classroom. The policy of IPSAlmere is to place students according to their age. The first six weeks are regarded as an evaluation period.
Admission policy for children with special needs and learning support
Reports and relevant testing details need to be supplied before admission.
Details of the child’s difficulties/requirements need to be clarified and discussed with the Learning Support Coordinator before admission.
Internal assessment may be required before admission to the school.
If, after a period of no less than six weeks in school, we feel we cannot meet the academic, social/emotional or physical needs of your child, we reserve the right to transfer to an establishment that we, the school, believe can better accommodate these needs, or ask that you do so. This may be within the Dutch system.
If you are interested in enrolling your child please fill in the pre-application form on our website. On receipt you will be informed whether placement is available and we will send you the complete admission procedure.
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