Belgian school holidays

Want to plan your family holidays around school terms? Once your child has entered primary school, any school absences need to be officially declared to the school, using the appropriate form that the school will have provided to you.

Absences for holidays are not allowed, though international families may be able to negotiate leniency for family-related trips that cannot happen during holidays periods.

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Schools also typically have several closed days for teacher training, and should warn you about this at the beginning of the year when possible.

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