New school year for Flemish schools

After a well-deserved vacation, Flemish schools start the new school year from September 1. Here’s what changes on September 1, 2021:

  • Schools start with the new attainment targets second degree
    From September 1, 2021, all secondary schools will start working with the new and approved curricula in the second grade.
    The new curricula ( are ambitious, but there will be a quality and gradual introduction.
  • Converting learning and working into dual learning.
    In order to convert learning and working into dual learning by school year 2025-2026 (together with the end point of the modernization of the SO), the conversion calendar ( stipulates that CDOs and Syntra vzw must also convert their current offer to a future dual offer.

Also, from 1 September 2021 onwards, other corona measures apply than in the previous school year. You can find a complete overview here.