Deferment of school attendance arrangement

Headteacher's decision to defer school attendance

The headteacher may defer a child from attending school once for one school year if it is to be expected that he or she will not be able to meet the requirements of grade 1 of primary school.

The decision is made on the basis of the school medical opinion, the school admission interview and other information available to the school.

Children who are deferred from attending school for one school year must attend a day care centre or a rehabilitation early intervention measure. Proof of this must be provided by the parents to the school.

The deferment from school attendance should only be the exception.

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Finding that the child cannot meet the requirements of grade 1 of primary school

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  • § 51 Brandenburg School Act (BbgSchulG)
  • § 4 paragraph 9 Primary School Ordinance (GV) and number 8a i. V.m. Annexes 2 to 5 VV-GV

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

Sept./Oct. Language assessment in the kita

Oct./April school medical examination

Dec./Feb. Registration in primary school/Application for deferment of school attendance

End of May admission or provision decision by the primary school

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