When parents apply for a place at Lighthouse
for their child, they are invited for an introductory
meeting with the Location Leader for information
about the school and about the admission procedure.
Based on information from the parents, it is
assessed whether Lighthouse is an option for the
child or not. In case Lighthouse seems to be a
suitable placement for the child, the parents
fill out the application form, available at school and online (PDF document).
They are also asked to sign a statement that
authorises the school to request reports
from other institutions involved with the
child. Sometimes additional inquiries are necessary.
The ministerial Zorgcommissie
(Commission for Care and Indication)
makes the final decision as to whether Lighthouse
is the right place for the child. The Zorgcommissie
reads all the information available, and may decide
that further assessment is necessary, either because
the reviews are too old or not complete.
During the admission procedure, the child may
attend school for the purpose of observation.
The social worker or the psychologist will interview
When the Zorgcommissie has concluded that Lighthouse
is the right place for the child, the parents
are informed about the results of the inquiry
and the advice.
If parents agree with the advice to enrol the
child, a date is set for the child to start school.
An Individual Education Plan
(IEP) will be designed for the child and
discussed with the parents.
If the Zorgcommissie advises against enrolment
in the Lighthouse school, parents can ask for
a written explanation and appeal the decision.
Interested parents are invited to contact the
school for information:
telephone: +31 (0)70 33 55 698