Schools receive top marks

In the official school ratings for 2017, six Amsterdam schools joined the ranks among the very best, bringing the total number of excellent schools in the city to 15, and raising the national total to 184.

The newly awarded schools include: Het Samenspel, De Professor Burgerschool, Gerhardschool, Orion College Noord, Praktijkcollege de Dreef and Praktijkcollege het Plein.

Rankings are based on a range of criteria and special recognition is given to schools that are innovative in their approach to things like students who require additional support.

Read more about the awards (in Dutch)