The five schools received their rating on Monday, 18 January 2016. Alderwoman Simone Kukenheim said: “I am very proud of the excellent schools in Amsterdam. What I note when looking at these schools is that the teaching staff focus on sharing methods and experiences and on training and coaching teachers."
The schools that were awarded the ‘excellent’ rating are Alphons Laudy, De Heldring, Kolom SBO Zuid, Mr. de Jonghschool and St. Ignatiusgymnasium. A school has a particularly good chance for being rated ‘excellent’ if it demonstrates special achievements throughout the school in certain fields. This can include innovative course offers, social engagement or inspiring teaching methods.