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Exemptions from compulsory school attendance in the Netherlands

Children aged 5 to 16 are obliged to attend full-time education. In certain circumstances, your child might be exempted from compulsory school attendance. This is called vrijstelling van leerplicht (exemption from compulsory school attendance). In that case, your child does not have to go to school. Where you apply for the exemption depends on the situation.

Exemption

With an exemption from compulsory education, your child does not have to attend school. There are 3 types of exemption (in Dutch):

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Voorne aan Zee.

Exemption from compulsory education

Please note! you can only apply for an exemption from compulsory education if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

In the municipality of Voorne aan Zee, procedures or the way things are arranged may differ from the general information above. Would you like to know how things are arranged in the municipality of Voorne aan Zee? You can find all local information on our website: Exemption from compulsory education.

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