Hello, my wife and I are planning to move to Haarlem in two years with our children. They have EU citizenship. My children will be 4 or 5 years at the time, depending when we move. I have done some research online, and I found that public schools in the center are full. I know there is a lottery system for children aged 3 1/2, but we would like to know how does it work when the children are 4 or 5 and the schools are already full. Should I contact the schools directly? What happens if they none of them have a place? I would hate it if we need to travel 10 km to take them to school. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.
Getting a place in public primary schools for 5-year-old children