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Primary school, grammar school or neighbourhood comprehensive school? Find out more about the school system in Hamburg.
All pupils start school by attending primary school. Afterwards, they can enrol in different types of secondary schools.
From the age of 6, all children are obliged to attend school. Parents are responsible for enroling their children in school on time.
Children whose German language skills aren't sufficient yet to attend regular school will receive intensive German lessons prior to enrolment.
In Hamburg, your child has the opportunity to attend a bilingual class where students are educated in two languages from day one.
The centre provides information and advice for parents, pupils and interested persons on all questions concerning school in Hamburg.