Substitute School Recognition

An approved substitute school which guarantees that it will permanently fulfil the approval requirements without any significant objections may be granted the status of a recognised substitute school by the Ministry responsible for school at the request of the institution. Recognised substitute schools are obliged to observe the provisions applicable to corresponding publicly-run schools when admitting and transfer pupils, acquiring degrees and conducting examinations, unless the school authority has made other regulations with the consent of the ministry responsible for schools. Students of recognised substitute schools may enter public schools of the same type without prior entrance examination; the provisions applicable to public schools shall apply mutatis mutandis. Certificates and transfer decisions of the recognised substitute schools and the qualifications obtained there have the same validity as the corresponding publicly-run schools.

When submitting an application, the following documents must be attached: an overview of the development of the number of pupils and the development of the number of teachers and the number and content of teacher training courses since the opening of the school, proof of the implementation of the approved timetables of the respective course of study, in the case of vocational training courses, including the implementation of the internship requirements, a report on the results of the previous non-pupil examinations, a report on the development of the classrooms and the material equipment, including the teaching materials, and a self-evaluation of the state of development of the pedagogical concept, insofar as deviations from the regulations of a corresponding school in public sponsorship or a special pedagogical concept have been approved.


Form: no Online procedure possible: no Written form required: yes Personal appearance necessary: no, but various school visits by the state education office

Preconditions
Guarantee that the approval requirements are permanently fulfilled without significant complaints
§ 123 Brandenburg School Act BbgSchulG § 8 and § 9 Substitute School Permit Ordinance ESGAV

The award of the status of a recognised substitute school must be applied for in writing by the school authority to the licensing authority. The procedure is carried out as a comprehensive multi-year accompanied procedure by the State Board of Education.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the State of Brandenburg
Unit 13

Last update or date of publication
24.06.2021