General Education Schools Admission Primary School

Admission, enrolment, Ü1 procedure

The primary school in Brandenburg comprises grades 1 to 6. All children who reach the age of six by 30 September will be required to attend school on 1 August of the same calendar year. Children who reach the age of six in the period from 1 October to 31 December can also be admitted to the school if you as parents submit a corresponding application to the responsible school. In justified exceptional cases, children who reach the age of six in the period after 31 December but before 1 August of the following year may also be admitted to school on 1 August. However, this application must be accompanied by reliable evidence of the child's stage of development. At the request of the parents, admission to grade 2 can take place in individual cases or in the current school year in grade 1. The specific registration date will be made public by the school authority. The responsible primary school can be found in the respective school district statutes of the municipality. If congruent school districts have been defined for a place of residence, you register your child at the school of choice. To register, the child must be presented in person at the school and proof of participation in the language proficiency assessment (in the kindergarten) and proof of sufficient vaccination protection or immunity against measles or a medical contraindication to measles vaccination must be presented.

If parents want their child to be schooled at an independent school , they must first register it with the responsible primary school in public ownership. As part of the admission procedure, the children are required to take part in the school medical examination, and the headmistress finally decides on admission to the school.

Confirmation of participation for the language assessment, proof of sufficient vaccination protection or immunity against measles or a medical contraindication to measles vaccination

if applicable, application for deferral of school attendance,

If applicable, application for attendance at a school other than the one responsible

Related Links

  • Registration for the school admission procedure for the school year


Children who are to be enrolled in school for the following school year and whose home or habitual residence is in the state of Brandenburg by 31 October in the year preceding school enrolment are obliged to participate in the procedure for determining language proficiency. The aim is to:

  • that children with language problems are identified and supported at an early stage, so that the school entry conditions of all children are well developed and appropriate support measures can be continued on a school basis.

Parents whose children have participated in the language assessment procedure will receive a confirmation of participation. The confirmation of participation must be presented when registering at the responsible primary school. If, at the time of registration, the school finds that children have not participated in a language assessment and have not been exempt from the obligation to participate, the school shall immediately request parents to comply with their obligation to participate in the respective measure. Parents are obliged to present the school with a confirmation of participation for the language proficiency assessment.

Exceptions: Children who attend a day-care centre outside the state of Brandenburg in the year before starting school on or after 31 October are exempt from the procedure of language assessment and compensatory language support. Children who are undergoing speech therapy treatment and children for whom language support in accordance with § 5 cannot be carried out due to the nature and severity of their disability shall be released from the obligation to participate in accordance with paragraph 1.

Related Links

  • §§ 37, 50, 51, 106 Brandenburg School Act (BbgSchulG)
  • § 4 Primary School Ordinance (GV), No. 4, 5, 7a, 8 Administrative Regulations to the Primary School Ordinance (VV-GV)

Related Links

  • Registration at schools
  • Before starting school

The procedure for admission to primary school takes place in the year before enrolment:

Sept./Oct. Language assessment in the kindergarten

Oct./April school medical examination

Dec./Feb. Registration in primary school/application for deferral of school attendance, application to attend a school other than the one responsible

until 30 Apr. Notification by the parents to the responsible primary school for admission to a school in independent sponsorship

End of May Admission or restitution notice by the primary school

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Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport
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