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 2020/21* 6,661 1,492,036
Total primary schools Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 1,212 84,574
Total primary schools Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,230 336,364
Total primary schools Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,924 875,372
Total primary schools Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 283 177,156
Total primary schools Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 10 12,623
Total primary schools Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2 5,947
Total primary schools Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Public schools Total 2020/21* 2,051 436,309
Total primary schools Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 472 31,653
Total primary schools Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 686 102,073
Total primary schools Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 791 237,759
Total primary schools Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 100 62,404
Total primary schools Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2 2,420
Total primary schools Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Special schools Total 2020/21* 4,610 1,055,727
Total primary schools Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 740 52,921
Total primary schools Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 1,544 234,291
Total primary schools Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,133 637,613
Total primary schools Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 183 114,752
Total primary schools Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 8 10,203
Total primary schools Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2 5,947
Total primary schools Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools Total 2020/21* 1,936 399,602
Total primary schools Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 376 26,963
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 711 107,303
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 798 234,326
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 51 31,010
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Roman Catholic Total 2020/21* 2,010 482,149
Total primary schools Roman Catholic Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 267 19,353
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 660 100,239
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 987 298,396
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 93 58,514
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2 2,344
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 1 3,303
Total primary schools Roman Catholic 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Roman Catholic More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Other special schools Total 2020/21* 664 173,976
Total primary schools Other special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 97 6,605
Total primary schools Other special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 173 26,749
Total primary schools Other special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 348 104,891
Total primary schools Other special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 39 25,228
Total primary schools Other special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 6 7,859
Total primary schools Other special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 1 2,644
Total primary schools Other special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Other special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Total Total 2020/21* 6,397 1,421,835
Total (special) primary education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 1,178 82,132
Total (special) primary education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,123 320,565
Total (special) primary education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,823 846,208
Total (special) primary education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 269 167,393
Total (special) primary education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 4 5,537
Total (special) primary education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools Total 2020/21* 1,991 423,609
Total (special) primary education Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 465 31,180
Total (special) primary education Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 654 97,682
Total (special) primary education Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 773 232,691
Total (special) primary education Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 98 60,885
Total (special) primary education Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 1 1,171
Total (special) primary education Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools Total 2020/21* 4,406 998,226
Total (special) primary education Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 713 50,952
Total (special) primary education Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 1,469 222,883
Total (special) primary education Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,050 613,517
Total (special) primary education Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 171 106,508
Total (special) primary education Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 3 4,366
Total (special) primary education Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools Total 2020/21* 1,894 391,914
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 371 26,585
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 688 103,888
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 784 230,431
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 51 31,010
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic Total 2020/21* 1,947 464,628
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 258 18,630
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 634 95,946
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 963 291,418
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 91 57,303
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 1 1,331
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Other special schools Total 2020/21* 565 141,684
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 2019/20 are final and the figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 are provisional.

Changes on 30 June 2021:
The final figures of school-/academic year 2019/20 and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 are added.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2022 the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 will be replaced by final figures and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 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.