Brede School

Term

Brede School

Translation 
Community school
Country of origin
the Netherlands
Grammatical variants 
Category
Institutions, Formal Education, Non-formal education
Brief description 

Network of care and parenting facilities for children and parents, including education, childcare, welfare, culture and sports facilities.

Equivalents in other countries 
Full description 

The community-based school is a collaboration of people and organisations working with children. The aim of community schools is to expand the opportunities for child-development, for example in relation to sport or culture.

The underlying idea is to stimulate active participation in society by children, to offer a good structure for their day, to eliminate potential disadvantages, and to enhance their social skills. Community schools work closely with childcare facilities, cultural institutions, sport institutions and libraries and other organisations.

Community schools were introduced in the Netherlands in the mid-1990s and are mainly found in primary education. In 2011, 1,600 of the 7,000 primary schools in the Netherlands were community schools.

Secondary education is catching up: of the 1237 locations offering secondary education in the Netherlands in 2011, 400 refer to themselves as community schools. The focus at secondary community schools is on the development of talent and social skills and on preparing students for their future role in society.

Level of education
ISCED 0, ISCED 1, ISCED 2, ISCED 3
Type of education
Formal, Non formal
Updated
26-09-2012