The school is reinventing itself. Modern educational principles place the individual child at the centre, in school he or she acquires competences as independently as possible, with the support of a team of teachers. Parallel to this internal adaptation of the school, society’s expectations have grown, expectations about the school’s effectiveness for social integration, but also in terms of the knowledge and abilities possessed by school-leavers. The transition to the all-day school is emerging with increasing clarity. It not only relieves working parents but also promises disadvantaged children far better chances for integration and education.