Revisioning the development planning for schools in the city of Frankfurt a.M.

Project outline

The population development in the city of Frankfurt a. M. has been showing a positive trend for around 15 years. In 2005, around 652,000 people lived in Frankfurt a. M.; in 2019, current forecasts indicate that there will be around 100,000 more people. If this trend continues, there will be around 810,000 people living in the city in 2030 and around 830,000 in 2040. And the proportion of children and young people in the total population is also rising. This growth has direct consequences for the demand for school places for children and young people. For this reason, the integrated school development plan (iSEP) has been updated annually in design field 1 (establishment, organizational change and closure of schools) since 2016. The aim is to be able to react promptly to the dynamic development in the city and to provide families with a balanced range of schools close to home. In 2020, the iSEP will be updated in all areas.

In preparation for the update in 2020, the basic logic of the forecasts and needs analyses is to be examined with scientific support. Against this background, the existing forecasting tool is to be sharpened and, if necessary, expanded in order to be able to more comprehensively forecast the emerging needs in the course of, among other things, housing potentials, inclusive schooling, lateral entrants, parents' electoral behavior, private schools, etc. The WIB was commissioned with this task.

Additional information

2019 until 2020

School development planning, integrated school development planning, SEP, G8, G9,  Hessen, Frankfurt, inclusion, student forecast, school board

Kerstin Schneider (project lead)
Anna Makles (project lead, contact person)
Janka Goldan
Franz Westermaier
Gianina Meneses

  • Makles, A. M. & Schneider, K. (2019): Überarbeitung der Grundlogik der integrierten Schulentwicklungsplanung 2020 der Stadt Frankfurt am Main. Gutachten, WIB, Bergische Universität Wuppertal. [download]

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