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Schleswig-Holstein

Independent schools

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

In contrast to public schools, private schools have an independent sponsor - and are therefore also called "independent schools".

The Basic Law (GG) expressly guarantees the right to establish private schools in Art. 7 Para. 4, 5 GG. Independent schools are subject to state school supervision (legal supervision).

A distinction must be made between alternative and supplementary schools:

  • Ersatzschulen are schools requiring approval which - according to the overall purpose pursued with their establishment - aim to achieve the general educational objectives and qualifications.
  • Supplementary schools are schools that do not require approval but must be registered.

Who should I contact?
  • To the school (independent) when it comes to school attendance,
  • To the Ministry of General and Vocational Education, Science, Research and Culture (MBWFK), if it concerns the approval or notification of schools (independent).
Which documents are required?

You can download a checklist for the approval of the establishment and operation of a substitute school or a supplementary school from the state portal "Bildung Schleswig-Holstein".

What are the fees?
  • Fees of between 200.00 and 1,200.00 euros are charged for the approval of an alternative school. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible office.
  • The notification of a supplementary school is not subject to a fee.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no statutory deadline for the application for approval of the establishment and operation of a substitute school. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible authority.
The approval procedure takes about six months.

Legal basis
  • Art. 7 para. 4, 5 Basic Law (GG),
  • §§ Sections 115 - 118 of the German School Act (SchulG).
What else should I know?

Healthcare schools are not the responsibility of the Ministry of General and Vocational Education, Science, Research and Culture, but of the Ministry of Justice and Health (MJG).
Information on private schools and healthcare professions in Schleswig-Holstein can be found on the state government's website.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

  • To the school (independent) when it comes to school attendance,
  • To the Ministry of General and Vocational Education, Science, Research and Culture (MBWFK), if it concerns the approval or notification of schools (independent).

Which documents are required?

You can download a checklist for the approval of the establishment and operation of a substitute school or a supplementary school from the state portal "Bildung Schleswig-Holstein".

What are the fees?

  • Fees of between 200.00 and 1,200.00 euros are charged for the approval of an alternative school. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible office.
  • The notification of a supplementary school is not subject to a fee.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no statutory deadline for the application for approval of the establishment and operation of a substitute school. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible authority.
The approval procedure takes about six months.

Legal basis

  • Art. 7 para. 4, 5 Basic Law (GG),
  • §§ Sections 115 - 118 of the German School Act (SchulG).

What else should I know?

Healthcare schools are not the responsibility of the Ministry of General and Vocational Education, Science, Research and Culture, but of the Ministry of Justice and Health (MJG).
Information on private schools and healthcare professions in Schleswig-Holstein can be found on the state government's website.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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