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Foundation and recognition of a private school

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Your private primary or secondary education school needs to be recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) in order to teach school age children. Within four weeks after founding the school, you must submit the constitution and the regulations to the Minister of OCW. The municipal school attendance officer will grant the recognition on the recommendation of the Dutch Inspectorate of EducationExternal link (OCW).

Recognition is not compulsory for private schools for adult and vocational education (BVE) and higher education.

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