Schakelschool De Gaffel': Newcomer education for students from 6 to 12 years.

Newcomer education

Rotterdam will start with Newcomer Education for students aged 6 to 12 years. 


Pupils who have successfully completed Newcomer Education, continue after about a year to a Dutch primary school of their choice.



Schools for Newcomer Education

Rotterdam offers Newcomer Education in 2023 – 2024 at a central location: 'Schakelschool De Gaffel'.


In addition to De Gaffel switching school, there are also other schools that offer Newcomer Education. Follow the link to an overview of the transition schools in your area: Just in the Netherlands and to school |



Offer and school times

At 'Schakelschool De Gaffel', students are taught the Dutch language, sport, culture and well-being. 'Schakelschool De Gaffel' is a collaboration between  stichting BOOR and the RVKO.


School hours

The students have lessons from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Entry is from 8:20am.




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