ADMISSION OF MYP STUDENTS TO DUTCH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS (Grade6-10)

Regulations

International Primary & Secondary Schools are state funded and therefore have to comply to regulations on admission of students.

For Dutch International Secondary Schools these rules are to be found in the Regulation on International Oriented Secondary Schools 2010 (IGVO-regeling 2010), article 8.

The Dutch International Schools agreed with the Ministery of Education that they will align the principles of student admission.

In essence both regulations state that a student can only be admitted to an international department if he/she complies to one of the following three conditions:

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.

(In addition, the following students can be admitted to the DP-programme (last two years) of Dutch International Secondary Schools. Students that:

·       have a HAVO-diploma or a certificate of promotion to year 5 in a VWO-school, and

·       can prove that they are sufficiently fluent in English, to the discretion of the international school.

Remarks

1)    Admission

The student has to meet one of the conditions above at the date he/she is admitted to the International School. Once a student is admitted, he/she can stay there to the end of the last year of the curriculum of the school (unless expelled for another reason).

2)    Primary-Secondary

In the Dutch educational system there is a relevant distinction between primary and secondary schools. This means that a student who finishes the primary school curriculum cannot automatically enter the secondary school curriculum. He/she has to be officially admitted to the secondary school and at that moment has to meet (again) one of the conditions for admittance as mentioned above.

3)    School policy

The conditions for admittance are relevant in the relationship between the school and the Dutch government but do not give parents a right to admission or stay of a student. Within the government conditions schools can still have individual policies on admittance, reference and expulsion.


Student administration

The Dutch International Primary & Secondary Schools have to be sure that a student complies with the conditions for admission and have to be able to prove that to the government (i.e. Inspectorate).

To have such a proof, The Dutch International Primary & Secondary Schools have agreed that at least the following information should be available in the school’s student administration:

1)    For a student complying to condition 1:

a)    A proof of foreign nationality (copy of passport or other official government issued document).

b)    A signed statement of the parent that he/she will be working in The Netherlands (or in a Dutch border region) for only a limited period of time.

2)    For a student complying to condition 2:

a)    A proof of Dutch nationality (copy of passport or other official government issued document).

b)    A signed statement of the parent that he/she was stationed abroad, has recently lived there with the student and that the student has gone to a local or international school abroad for at least two years.

3)    For a student complying to condition 3:

a)    A proof of Dutch nationality (copy of passport or other official government issued document).

b)    A signed statement of the employer of one of the parents, stating that the parent will be sent abroad within two years and for at least two years.  (In case the parent is self-employed: A signed statement of the parent, stating that he/she will go abroad within two years and for at least two years.) 

c)    A signed statement of the parent that the student will move abroad with him/her.

(For regular students entering the DP-programme as mentioned above, the needed information speaks for itself and no specific agreement has been made.)

All proofs and documents should be signed and dated at (about) the moment of admission.

However, for students entering a Dutch International Secondary School directly from a Dutch International Primary School the proofs and documents can be used that were signed and dated at the moment of admission to the International Primary School as long as the stated information is still relevant. As said before, for admission to the International Secondary School the student has to comply to one of the three conditions again.