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Primary education

In the Netherlands children may go to primary school from 4 years of age. Most children go to primary school for 8 years. Children with learning difficulties can go to a special school for primary education. Special education may be the best option for children who need more support. Since August 2014 schools have a duty of care to offer all pupils an appropriate place. This is referred to as passend onderwijs (appropriate education).