All-day programs; application for the establishment and promotion of open all-day programs

The Free State of Bavaria supports open all-day programs at schools. Open all-day programs are approved upon application by the school's sponsor.



In order to enable mothers and fathers to reconcile family and career as well as appropriate forms of family division of labor, all-day schools offer families not only care but also educational support. With all-day schools, however, Bavaria is not only sending out a sociopolitical signal, but is above all focusing on educational goals. All-day schooling is an educational opportunity with a distinctive quality of content. More time is available for extended educational and support opportunities. All-day schools in Bavaria are committed to the triad of education, upbringing and care.


The Free State of Bavaria provides funding for open all-day programs at state and municipal schools as well as independent schools to cover additional personnel costs.

Type and amount

Depending on the type of school, the subsidy per open all-day group (until 4 p.m.) and school year currently amounts to between EUR 23,887.00 and EUR 38,594.00 at municipal schools and independent schools. State schools receive a budget per group and school year of between 30,491.00 and 45,198.00 euros, which includes a municipal co-financing lump sum of currently 6,604.00 euros.

Short groups in the open all-day program (grades 1-4) are funded at municipal schools and independent schools with an amount of 6,012.00 euros. Short groups in the open all-day program at state schools receive a budget of 12,024.00 euros, which also includes a share of 6,012.00 euros from the funding agency.

Recipient of funding

The funding is paid out to the school operating authority or cooperation partner.



promotion of an open all-day program requires, among other things

, that
  • on at least four days of the week, an all-day offer is provided for the pupils until 4 p.m. in principle,
  • lunch is provided for the participating students on all days of the all-day school operation, and
  • the educational and childcare services are organized and carried out under the supervision and responsibility of the school management and are conceptually related to the teaching.
The further requirements for approval can be found in the respective announcement of the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs and in the documents on the annual application procedure.


The application for the establishment of an open all-day program must be prepared by the school management. The application must be submitted to the relevant government by the annually set application date for the following school year - in the case of elementary schools and middle schools via the state education offices or, in the case of secondary schools and grammar schools, via the offices of the ministerial commissioners, and in the case of business schools and special schools directly.

The State Education Offices and the offices of the Ministerial Commissioners forward the applications to the responsible government.

The governments are responsible, among other things, for approving and granting the open all-day program, for paying out the funding and for checking the proof of use.


The application date will be announced in each case as part of the annual application and approval process.


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  • The educational and childcare services are - with the exception of the costs for the midday meal - basically free of charge for the pupils.

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