School Attendance and Compulsory Education
Under Dutch law, parents of children aged 5 and above are required to register their child at a school and to ensure their attendance at school. Students are expected to be in time for all lessons. When a student is sick or is absent for another legitimate reason (doctor's or Embassy appointments), parents are requested to contact our school at the latest on the day of the absence before 8:45 am (via email, telephone or our school app Seesaw).
Request for additional special leave beyond the official school holidays can be only considered if our school has been contacted beforehand and a special leave application form has been filled (available from our school administration office). Such extra leave can be granted only once a year and for a maximum of 10 school days. Permission can only be granted under specific conditions which are detailed on the document on the right handside).
Please be aware that unless this is an emergency, a request for extra leave needs to be submitted to our school at least 4 weeks in advance.
Should parents take their children out of school without permission, the school has the legal obligation to report this to the Leerplicht Ambtenaar (school atttendance officer) who, in most cases, will take legal action.
The full absence and attendance protocol can be downloaded from the municipality website (Gemeente) where you live and are registered.
For Rotterdam: https://www.rotterdam.nl/werken-leren/leerplicht/
Capelle aan den Ijssel: https://www.capelleaandenijssel.nl/home/onderwerpen_42338/product/leerplicht_1771.html