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Because it is of the utmost importance that children attend school, attendance is compulsory here in the Netherlands. Agreements have been reached about education in this country.
 

One of these agreements is that pupils may not just stay away from school when they like. Only when there is talk of ‘extenuating circumstances’ is it possible, sometimes, to make an exception to this rule.
 

If there are exceptional circumstances of any kind that lead you to think that your child cannot attend school, you must still adhere to the rules and regulations for these circumstances.

This webpage explains these exceptional and extenuating circumstances and the relevant rules and regulations. 

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