DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY EDUCATION

Procedures through which services are provided to citizens/businesses

Operation of All-Day Voluntary Schools

Each Pre-Primary/Primary/Special School, in order to operate as an All-Day School, needs to obtain the approval of the Minister of Education and Culture. The Director of Primary Education examines the requests submitted by the Parents Associations (for Pre-Primary Schools, for Primary Schools). Then he/she forwards all requests that meet the requirements to the General Director and the Minister for approval. A prerequisite for a school to operate as an All-Day School is the minimum number of children who must show interest (minimum number of children: 16 for small schools and 36 for larger schools). Exceptions may be made in cases where it is essential for a school to operate as an All-Day School, due to particular circumstances (distant area/zone of educational priority etc.).
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