MIL OSI – Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English –
Headline: Number of school beginners up by 2.4%
Number of school beginners up by 2.4%
In the first Länder, school has started again after the summer holidays. By mid-September, hundreds of thousands of first graders will have had their first day at school.
According to provisional results, a total of approximately 722,000 children started school in Germany in the past school year of 2016/2017. Compared with a year earlier, the number of new school entrants increased by 2.4%. The largest increases were recorded in Saarland (+8.0%) and Brandenburg (+5.4%).
Compared with the previous school year, the last time the number of school beginners rose was in 2009/2010, when roughly 726,000 children started school. The highest number of new school entrants after the turn of the millennium was recorded in the school year of 2003/2004 (844,000 children), the lowest number was 688,000 in the school year of 2012/2013.