Credit: Ministry of Education

Following the end of the 2018/19 academic year, 5,195 Luxembourg primary school pupils will be progressing to secondary education. 

This figure represents an increase compared to the 5,094 pupils referred to secondary schools in the previous academic year. In addition, the agreement rate between parents' and teachers' opinions on the matter was once again higher (99.8%) in 2019 compared to 2018 (98.2%).

Of the 5,195 pupils, 39.8% were referred to a 7th grade class at the classical secondary school level (7th C), 48.1% were referred to a 7th grade class in general secondary education (7th G) and 11.9% were referred to the preparatory route (7th P). Meanwhile, 0.2% will benefit from an extended cycle in 2019/20.

4,933 of the 5,195 students, or 95.0%, were referred according to the new guidance procedure in force in cycle 4, which features more involvement from pupils' parents. The first exchange on the perspectives of the child's guidance takes place at the end of the cycle 4.1 and, at the end of cycle 4.2, the teacher and the parents take a joint orientation decision.

In 2018/2019, the orientation decisions were in line with the parents' opinion in 5,153 cases, ie 99.2% of the time. The new orientation procedure provides that in case of disagreement between the parents and the teacher, a guidance committee makes the final decision on the orientation of the pupil concerned. This was the case for 32 students, 30 of whom were finally directed towards the educational route proposed by their teacher.