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Mandatory Education in Belgium



I am an indian nation and moved to Brussels 4 yrs ago.
I have a daughter who is 2.5 and started going to a local french school. In the meanwhile we shifted our residence and moved near zaventum in March.
A bit unfortunate as my baby was enrolled in a school near brussels central.

Now, its a bit difficuly to find a school for this year as the classes are already full so my questions are,

a. is it ok if my daughter does not continue schooling till we get a school nearby to our new place because the travel time is too much and she suffers a bit more and gets tired.

b. is it mandatory to send a 2.5 yrs to maternelle or kindergarten. Will she loose a year if I get a admission next year, or the new school will directly move her to maternelle-2 as per her age bracket.

c. Me and my spouse speak dutch pretty well, so we are inclined to send her to a sutch local school, but I also want that my baby learns english. Is it possible in Dutch or French local schools in Belgium ?

d. Which schools are better in terms of infrastructure and facilities near zaventum,kortenberg or even evere for that matter.

Thanks in advance for your time and answers. I just dont want my child's education to hamper because of our move.



a) Yes.

b) Education compulsory from 3rd maternelle, so age 5. If her DoB is 2016, she starts september 2020, if 2017 in september 2021.

c) Local Dutch school is a good idea if you live in Zaventem.
Almost all Belgian kids with a decent education speak good to excellent English by the time they've finished university. You have another 20 years - no need to rush it.

d) Close to where you live. You'll be able to answer that question yourself by the time it matters.

Apr 30, 2019 11:45

I have a child, baby girl who is 2.5 years old and who begun a native French school. During this time we made our accommodation and moved near the zaventum in October. Do we need cheapwritingservice review now? Now, it is a few problems to find a school for this year as classes are already full so my questions are,

May 28, 2020 11:30