Fewer schools close the doors

Gepubliceerd op 14 oktober 2016 om 11:27

The number of closed schools in a school for the first time since 2009. According to figures by the Education Executive Agency (DUO) announced today.


In the school year 2015 - 2016 there were 6429 primary schools. At the end there locks 87 a year earlier there were 128 closures. In the last school year, there are also opened sixteen new elementary schools.

How it comes, DUO can not say. Usually closures due to mergers. Approximately one in ten closures is a real lift.

This summer, decided Secretary of Education Sander Dekker that schools are the only ones of their signature in a specific area, for example, reformed, soon to remain open, even if they are not big enough. It threatened closure of such schools as an unintended result of another measure.

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