To apply for Wolfert Tweetalig, a student must have a positive recommendation for bilingual havo or vwo from the primary school; this process complies with the placement guide [plaatsingswijzer]. In addition there is a compulsory admissions procedure, consisting of an entrance test and an interview.
Priority is given to students applying to Wolfert Bilingual who are:
siblings of students currently at Wolfert Bilingual, provided they satisfy the admission requirements;
students from EarlyBird schools or International Schools, provided they satisfy the admission requirements.
In addition to the requirements set out in the placement guide, admission to Wolfert Bilingual is also subject to a number of other criteria:
Both students and parents must support the concept of bilingual education.
Compulsory participation in all activities, both curricular and extra-curricular.
Parents must sign a covenant with the school, in which reciprocal expectations and obligations are clearly set out. Signing the registration form means that parents agree to participation in the full curriculum, including the compulsory extra-curricular activities;
Support for the identity of the school: public education;
Parents must sign the form relating to the annual compulsory parental contribution.
The entrance test is an integral part of the admission procedure for Wolfert Bilingual.
This test takes place on a Saturday morning in February and consists of:
a placement test Dutch/English;
a European and international orientation test.
A week after the test there is an interview involving the parents, the student and a member of the admissions board. The admissions procedure also includes contact with the primary school.
Decision of the admissions board
Once this procedure has been completed, the admissions board determines which students can be admitted to Wolfert Bilingual. The decision is then communicated to the parents and the prospective student.
The cost of the admissions procedure (entrance test and interview) is € 30.
Placement guide complaints procedure
It may be that you wish to lodge a complaint following the implementation of the placement guide (Rotterdamse Plaatsingswijzer). To do this you need to fill in the Rotterdamse Plaatsingswijzer complaints form. This form can be downloaded from the FOKOR website. The completed form should be sent by email to email@example.com .
It can also be sent by post to: FOKOR, Postbus 23058, 3001 KB Rotterdam.
If the chairman of the complaints board believes that the complaint submitted relates to the admissions policy of the secondary school or the advice from the primary school and the content of the educational report (OKR), then – with your permission – the complaint will be forwarded to the board of the school concerned for consideration. You will be informed.
You may also wish to investigate the complaints procedure of the board/school concerned and of the national education complaints board and/or the arbitration board for appropriate education.