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)
Total primary schools Public schools Total 2020/21* 2,051
Total primary schools Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 472
Total primary schools Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 686
Total primary schools Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 791
Total primary schools Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 100
Total primary schools Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2
Total primary schools Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Special schools Total 2020/21* 4,610
Total primary schools Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 740
Total primary schools Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 1,544
Total primary schools Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,133
Total primary schools Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 183
Total primary schools Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 8
Total primary schools Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2
Total primary schools Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools Total 2020/21* 1,936
Total primary schools Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 376
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 711
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 798
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 51
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Other special schools Total 2020/21* 664
Total primary schools Other special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 97
Total primary schools Other special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 173
Total primary schools Other special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 348
Total primary schools Other special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 39
Total primary schools Other special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 6
Total primary schools Other special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 1
Total primary schools Other special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Total primary schools Other special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Public schools Total 2020/21* 1,924
Primary schools Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 446
Primary schools Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 612
Primary schools Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 767
Primary schools Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 98
Primary schools Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 1
Primary schools Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Special schools Total 2020/21* 4,208
Primary schools Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 647
Primary schools Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 1,364
Primary schools Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,023
Primary schools Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 171
Primary schools Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 3
Primary schools Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Protestant Schools Total 2020/21* 1,827
Primary schools Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 348
Primary schools Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 649
Primary schools Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 779
Primary schools Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 51
Primary schools Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Other special schools Total 2020/21* 509
Primary schools Other special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 64
Primary schools Other special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 123
Primary schools Other special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 291
Primary schools Other special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 29
Primary schools Other special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2
Primary schools Other special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Other special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Primary schools Other special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Public schools Total 2020/21* 67
Special primary schools Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 19
Special primary schools Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 42
Special primary schools Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 6
Special primary schools Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Special schools Total 2020/21* 198
Special primary schools Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 66
Special primary schools Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 105
Special primary schools Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 27
Special primary schools Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Protestant Schools Total 2020/21* 67
Special primary schools Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 23
Special primary schools Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 39
Special primary schools Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 5
Special primary schools Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0
Special primary schools Other special schools Total 2020/21* 56
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.