Of the 218 Dutch schools with enrolled refugee children that took part in the poll, 91 have fewer than four refugee pupils and therefore do not qualify for extra financial resources to help children who do not speak Dutch to adjust, the AVS said. Half of the schools with larger numbers of migrant pupils have not received additional funding so far.
"It is completely unclear why schools with fewer than four refugee pupils get no money. The ministry will not give us a clear answer," AVS head Petra van Haren said in a statement.
This creates a disadvantage situation for children studying at schools that accept one to three refugee pupils, van Haren stressed.