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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Admission to secondary schools Counselling


The 4th grade is the last year of primary school. Through the appropriation and application of basic skills in reading, writing and arithmetic, learning in a secondary school is possible. By attending a secondary school, your child is required to attend school.

Secondary schools in Saxony-Anhalt are:

  • secondary school,
  • the comprehensive school,
  • the community school,
  • the Gymnasium.

Not all regions have all the secondary schools listed.

Secondary schools are required to obtain school qualifications which are necessary for vocational training or study.

Your child will soon be finishing primary school and you want to get advice on secondary schools? Read the most important information here.

After your child has completed the first half of the 4th grade, decide which secondary school your child should attend.

  • With the half-yearly certificate, your child receives the documents for registration at a secondary school.
  • Your primary school offers you a school career guidance that can help you decide which school your child should go to.
  • Your child's registration at a secondary school is made with the school career declaration, which must be returned to the primary school.


  • For schools with a focus on content, register your child directly with the appropriate school with an informal application.
  • For free-sponsored schools, you can also register your child directly with the appropriate school.

Please contact your primary school.

Advice is free of charge. Each child receives a school career recommendation.

  • Form for the school career declaration
  • if necessary, informal application

Further information can be found in a guide of the Ministry of Education Saxony-Anhalt.

Parents Advice - What next after Class 4?

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Education Saxony-Anhalt

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