The number of Dutch children attending Flemish schools has risen 43% in the past six years. The number of primary school pupils crossing the Belgian border every day has increased from 4,235 to 8,711.
The figures come from research carried out by councils in the border area worried about falling school rolls, quoted in the Volkskrant.
Flemish schools are attractive to Dutch parents because they take pupils from 2.5 years of age and are cheaper and better, particularly in mathematics, the paper says.
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