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 (special) primary education Total Total 2023/24* 6,300 1,391,454
Total (special) primary education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 1,135 78,930
Total (special) primary education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 2,102 318,550
Total (special) primary education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 2,827 845,439
Total (special) primary education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 233 143,990
Total (special) primary education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 3 4,545
Total (special) primary education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools Total 2023/24* 1,941 413,975
Total (special) primary education Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 434 29,407
Total (special) primary education Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 635 95,333
Total (special) primary education Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 788 236,821
Total (special) primary education Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 83 50,992
Total (special) primary education Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 1 1,422
Total (special) primary education Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools Total 2023/24* 4,359 977,479
Total (special) primary education Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 701 49,523
Total (special) primary education Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 1,467 223,217
Total (special) primary education Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 2,039 608,618
Total (special) primary education Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 150 92,998
Total (special) primary education Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 2 3,123
Total (special) primary education Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools Total 2023/24* 1,854 379,130
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 364 25,716
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 686 104,915
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 766 225,663
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 38 22,836
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic Total 2023/24* 1,903 449,640
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 243 17,450
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 622 93,556
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 951 285,221
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 87 53,413
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Roman Catholic More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Other special schools Total 2023/24* 602 148,709
Total (special) primary education Other special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 94 6,357
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 159 24,746
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 322 97,734
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 25 16,749
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 2 3,123
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Other special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total (special) primary education Other special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total secondary general education Total Total 2023/24* 643 940,816
Total secondary general education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 9 440
Total secondary general education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 68 10,788
Total secondary general education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 78 23,488
Total secondary general education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 108 85,265
Total secondary general education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 212 310,440
Total secondary general education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 162 470,013
Total secondary general education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 5 26,996
Total secondary general education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 1 13,386
Total secondary general education Public schools Total 2023/24* 186 254,600
Total secondary general education Public schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 4 147
Total secondary general education Public schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 20 3,137
Total secondary general education Public schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 16 4,859
Total secondary general education Public schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 42 32,644
Total secondary general education Public schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 60 85,844
Total secondary general education Public schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 42 117,326
Total secondary general education Public schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 2 10,643
Total secondary general education Public schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total secondary general education Special schools Total 2023/24* 457 686,216
Total secondary general education Special schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 5 293
Total secondary general education Special schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 48 7,651
Total secondary general education Special schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 62 18,629
Total secondary general education Special schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 66 52,621
Total secondary general education Special schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 152 224,596
Total secondary general education Special schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 120 352,687
Total secondary general education Special schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 3 16,353
Total secondary general education Special schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 1 13,386
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools Total 2023/24* 128 199,978
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 2 173
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 18 2,956
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 10 2,896
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 22 17,807
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 32 50,086
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 44 126,060
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total secondary general education Protestant Schools More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic Total 2023/24* 143 212,429
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic Less than 101 pupils/students 2023/24* 2 81
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic 101 to 201 pupils/students 2023/24* 5 856
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic 201 to 501 pupils/students 2023/24* 19 5,782
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 18 13,642
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 63 89,283
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 36 102,785
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total secondary general education Roman Catholic More than 10 000 pupils/students 2023/24* 0 0
Total secondary general education Other special schools Total 2023/24* 186 273,809
Source: CBS
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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 2022/23 are final and the figures of school-/academic year 2023/24 are provisional.

Changes on 31 May 2024:
The final figures of school-/academic year 2022/23 and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2023/24 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2025 the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2023/24 will be replaced by final figures and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2024/25 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.