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Croatian, Za vise informacija na hrvatskom jeziku, molimo kontaktirajte Tamaru, tamara@homeinleiden.nl

German, Wenn Du weitere Informationen auf Deutsch brauchst, wende Dich bitte an Dorothea, dorothea@homeinleiden.nl

Danish, For mere information paa Dansk kan De kontakte Heidi. ckb.hw@wxs.nl

Hebrew, michalstup@hotmail.com

Russian, u.jurik@yahoo.com

Czech, Pro více informací v ceském jazyce kontaktujte prosím eva.pentel@seznam.cz

Japanese, mari@homeinleiden.nl

French, Pour plus d'informations en français, vous pouvez contacter Claire Caron sur clairecaron@hotmail.com

Polish, Po dodatkowe informacje w jezyku polskim kontakt d.tomkiewicz@gmail.com or lidiacichocka@op.pl

Spanish, Si quieres más información en castellano, no dudes en ponerte en contacto conmigo, Laura laura@homeinleiden.nl

Indian, Please contact Rippy at rippy@homeinleiden.nl if you'd like help in Hindi or Punjabi.

Diana Jekina, djekina@hotmail.com.

INFO

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Childrens Health
Childcare
Schools
Learning Dutch
Previous Homepages
FAQ: Moving to Leiden
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WHERE TO GO

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Getting around
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SCHOOLS

  1. Introduction
  2. The Dutch Education System
  3. Choosing a School
  4. Where to find information about schools?
  5. When does school start and how does it work?
  6. Arriving in Leiden with (slightly) older children
  7. Ouderbijdrage
  8. Secondary school
  9. Home Schooling
  10. SCHOOLS IN THE LEIDEN AREA, by neighbourhood
  11. Special Needs Education in the Netherlands

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Where to find information about schools?

We've provided a list of area schools by neighborhood/area of Leiden along with a write up of some schools from the perspective of an international parent. If you'd like to contribute your own perspective on any of the schools, please send something to jessica@homeinleiden.nl and we'll add it.

The Leiden city government has recently launched a website: www.leiden.nl/schoolkeuze.

It is all in Dutch so might not be incredibly helpful to parents who don't read the language well. The postcode search function wasn't accurate when I tried it, but hopefully these hiccups will be worked out soon. That being said, it does list all area schools and has links to each school's individual website.

"Objective" information regarding the quality of the school is available at: www.onderwijsinspectie.nl.

The entire site is in Dutch except for a brief introduction to the Dutch educational system which is in English. However, even if you don't read Dutch, you can probably get a feel for how the Ministry of Education ranks each school by the handy + or - symbol. If you open the inspection report for a school, the last few pages usually have numeric grades (1-4 or 5) for various categories so you can get something of an idea for how the school is doing according to Ministry criteria.

 

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