Since August 2014 all schools in the Netherlands have a duty of care to offer all pupils a place at a school that suits their learning requirements. This is referred to as passend onderwijs (appropriate education).
All pupils must be given a place at a school that matches their qualities and potential. Appropriate education must ensure that every child gets the best out of themself. Schools therefore offer extra help to pupils who need it, such as children with learning or behavioural problems.