School size by type of education and ideological basis

School size by type of education and ideological basis

Type of education Ideological basis of the school Schoolsize Periods Schools/institutions (number) Enrolled pupils/students (number)
Total primary schools Total Total 2021/22* 6,608 1,477,938
Total primary schools Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 1,170 81,948
Total primary schools Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,243 337,262
Total primary schools Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,911 870,363
Total primary schools Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 271 168,863
Total primary schools Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 11 13,753
Total primary schools Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2 5,749
Total primary schools Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Public schools Total 2021/22* 2,026 430,913
Total primary schools Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 449 30,362
Total primary schools Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 688 101,521
Total primary schools Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 790 236,437
Total primary schools Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 97 60,135
Total primary schools Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2 2,458
Total primary schools Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Special schools Total 2021/22* 4,582 1,047,025
Total primary schools Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 721 51,586
Total primary schools Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 1,555 235,741
Total primary schools Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,121 633,926
Total primary schools Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 174 108,728
Total primary schools Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 9 11,295
Total primary schools Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2 5,749
Total primary schools Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools Total 2021/22* 1,920 395,006
Total primary schools Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 370 26,529
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 715 108,323
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 790 232,899
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 45 27,255
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Roman Catholic Total 2021/22* 1,987 474,276
Total primary schools Roman Catholic Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 261 18,831
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 657 99,129
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 977 294,809
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 89 56,016
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2 2,375
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 3,116
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Roman Catholic More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Other special schools Total 2021/22* 675 177,743
Total primary schools Other special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 90 6,226
Total primary schools Other special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 183 28,289
Total primary schools Other special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 354 106,218
Total primary schools Other special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 40 25,457
Total primary schools Other special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 7 8,920
Total primary schools Other special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 2,633
Total primary schools Other special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Other special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Total Total 2021/22* 6,344 1,406,333
Total (special) primary education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 1,138 79,592
Total (special) primary education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,139 321,971
Total (special) primary education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,808 840,849
Total (special) primary education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 255 158,423
Total (special) primary education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 4 5,498
Total (special) primary education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools Total 2021/22* 1,966 417,782
Total (special) primary education Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 443 29,927
Total (special) primary education Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 655 96,970
Total (special) primary education Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 773 231,598
Total (special) primary education Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 94 58,084
Total (special) primary education Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 1,203
Total (special) primary education Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools Total 2021/22* 4,378 988,551
Total (special) primary education Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 695 49,665
Total (special) primary education Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 1,484 225,001
Total (special) primary education Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,035 609,251
Total (special) primary education Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 161 100,339
Total (special) primary education Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 3 4,295
Total (special) primary education Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools Total 2021/22* 1,878 387,098
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 365 26,161
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 696 105,611
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 772 228,071
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 45 27,255
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic Total 2021/22* 1,924 456,587
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 252 18,088
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 633 95,187
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 952 287,769
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 86 54,248
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 1,295
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Other special schools Total 2021/22* 576 144,866
Source: CBS
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Table description


This table contains figures on schools and educational institutions by type of education, ideological basis and school size. It concerns schools and educational institutions financed by the government. Figures for the adult education are left out of this table, because the number of institutions is not available.

Data available from: School-/academic year 1990/91.

Status of the figures:
The figures up to and including school-/academic year 2020/21 are final and the figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 are provisional.

Changes on 29 July 2022:
The final figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 are added.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2023 the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 will be replaced by final figures and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2022/23 will be added in this publication.

Description topics

Schools/institutions
Number of schools and educational institutions, i.e. financed by
the government.
Enrolled pupils/students
Number of pupils/students at schools or educational institutions which are financed by the government.