Attending school, changing school from another country / state
Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
Legal guardians can apply for a change of school from another federal state / state to Hamburg. If it is not a matter of moving to Hamburg, but the child in question remains resident in a neighboring federal state, the request will be treated as a guest school case, see service "Guest school cases".
If you have any questions, each school and the regionally responsible clerk can advise.
Change of school / school place during the current school year in primary level / lower secondary level (during the year):
If an existing or future place of residence in Hamburg can be proven for the child, the applicants can contact the schools in question directly. The schools decide independently within the framework of their space capacities about the admission. If the schools contacted are unable to accept admission or if questions arise regarding access authorization, the relevant administrative department of the regional school supervisory authority is the point of contact.
Change of school / school place at the end / start of the school year in primary level / lower secondary level I:
-> Change to grades 1-6 or 8-10
If an existing or future place of residence in Hamburg can be proven for the child, the applicant can contact the school of their choice directly. The schools decide independently within the framework of their space capacities about the admission. If there is no longer any capacity, the school involves the responsible school supervisory administration.
-> Change to grade 7
If an existing or future place of residence in Hamburg can be proven for the child, the applicant can contact the school of their choice directly. The school accepts the application and forwards it to the responsible school inspectorate. For year 7, all children are distributed centrally in the authority. At the beginning of the vacation, the custodians are informed of the decisions in a notification.
Change in the upper level:
The participating schools clarify the change among each other or the pupils or their custodians contact the school of their choice directly. A participation of the authority is not intended.
- Last testimonials
- Proof of residence
- If necessary, medical or other professional statements
- New residence in Hamburg
If the children do not have sufficient knowledge of the German language, they will first attend an international preparatory class or basic class. The contact person for this is the School Information Center (SIZ).
- § 43 Training and examination regulations for the elementary school and grades 5 to 10 of the district school and the grammar school
- Guideline for the admission of pupils to state general education schools in Hamburg
- Contacting the school of your choice or processing the regional school inspectorate
- Submission of all necessary documents
- Examination by the authority
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