28 September, 15 October, 23 October, 11 December: Central Enrolment Authority
The CEA includes: directors and parent representatives from the four schools; staff committee and future parents reps; representatives of the Commission and Belgian government; the Secretary General; and members of the European Schools enrolment unit. The results of last year’s policy were analysed at the 28 September meeting. Over the month of October the CEA worked to produce Enrolment Guidelines to be approved by the Board of Governors and used as the basis for the Enrolment Policy 2019-2020. The guidelines are set in the context of a significant number of children attending the European schools in Brussels, up from approximately 10000 in 2012 to approximately 13000 this year. The number of pupils in the French sections is growing in particular. With all four schools operating at or above capacity, the only Brussels site with space remains Berkendael.
Thus, next year’s policy (like this year’s) envisages a further increase of student numbers at Berkendael. Parent representatives were concerned that Berkendael would not be left with enough spare capacity to accommodate classes already in place as they move up to P5. There were also concerns that the Berkendael infrastructure is not yet prepared for a full capacity of 1000 students, with one building still in need of extensive renovations. (daha&helliip;)