School Life

School Attendance & Compulsory Education

Students are expected to be on time for all lessons and appointments. When a student is absent due to illness or another legitimate reason, parents are requested to contact the school via email – – before 8:30 on each day of absence. In this email you should include the full name and class of your child and the reason for absence.

As a parent you are required to register your child at a school and ensure your son or daughter attends school. This applies to all youngsters from the age of 5 and beyond living in the Netherlands.

Requests for additional special leave outside the official 12 weeks of holiday provided can only be considered once in a school year with a limit of 10 school days after official application for leave, and with adherence to strict guidelines.

Only for very significant circumstances is the school director able to grant permission for leave outside the holiday period. For more information, please view the ISUtrecht Attendance Protocol.

Should parents take their children out of school without permission, the school has the legal obligation to report this to the Leerplicht Ambtenaar (school attendance officer), who, in most cases takes legal action.

For further information, please view the municipality website: