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Covid-19: Catholic education facing a drop in enrollment

2020-09-24T17:59:36.772Z

DECRYPTION - Did paying for distance class disappoint parents? The private school has 15,000 fewer students at the start of the school year.



Catholic education has seen a significant number of student unsubscriptions this summer, particularly in kindergarten classes.

They affect almost all academies, including large cities and the west of France, where private schools are usually the most attractive.

An "

unusual

"

movement

, linked to the Covid crisis, according to Philippe Delorme, the secretary general of Catholic education.

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“Contrary to what we have heard, we did not have a competitive advantage with this crisis,” he

notes.

Primary and secondary combined, denominational establishments lost 8,723 students this re-entry.

If colleges and high schools are increasing their number of students, benefiting from a national demographic increase for this age group, they cannot hide the fact that schools are losing some.

Admittedly, the drop in enrollment of 1.7% in primary school, i.e. almost 15,000 fewer pupils, is partly explained by the demographic decline: the number of births

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Source: lefigaro

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