I was wondering if anyone can explain me the school system in Germany. I very recently got my daughter enrolled at a local school and got then got her health check up done at the public health department "einschulungsuntersuchung". Now the doctor over there says my child is not yet ready or maybe she can get ready in 3-4 months but as of now not yet ready. She will be starting school in August next year(turns 6 then). She says her language is not strong enough. She only understands English and also at some point she is not able to comprehend what needs to be done. I told her she has never had any such problems before and also she has been to English school in India and understands English pretty well. I said you can do it again and I can help a bit. But then she said I am not saying she will not be able to go to school. She can if she improves in the next 3-4 months. But can the school deny admission to my child based on her report.

  • Have a look at this question, which should give you some information since your situation is similar. expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/19641/… – Mark Johnson Dec 9 '19 at 15:20
  • I dont think the situation is similar. My daughter is in an international preschool and will turn 6 years and must attend school next summer. The.doctor said if she improves in the next 3 months she might go but I would suggest her staying one year in Kindergarten as she doesnt understand english well...but my point is my daughter understands english really well. Can I be denied admission based on her diagnosis? – Anony Dec 9 '19 at 15:33
  • There is a portion about language learning classes. That is what you must ask about in your local area. – Mark Johnson Dec 9 '19 at 15:37
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    Yes. I want my daughter to attend international school and there the knowledge of german is not necessary. – Anony Dec 9 '19 at 15:41
  • @Anony How will your daughter be able to function in a foreign county without a working knowledge of the local language? Or do you plan to move away soon? – Matthew Barclay Dec 10 '19 at 3:06

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