KVC Westerlo – Het Leerlabo: benefits for pupils

Our cooperation with Daltonathenaeum Het Leerlabo offers various advantages for the pupils. We have listed these benefits for you below.

Professional accommodation

Thanks to the cooperation, the pupils of Het Leerlabo can use the beautiful artificial grass pitches of KVC Westerlo. In this way, they can develop their technical and tactical skills as a football player under the best conditions. This provides extra motivation and therefore better results.

Every pupil has the choice to follow football lessons for three hours, many even for six hours, on the grounds of KVC Westerlo.

Excellent guidance

With this cooperation, KVC Westerlo and Het Leerlabo ensure that the pupils receive a highly pupil-oriented guidance in both sports and studies.

Het Leerlabo provides a motivated team of teachers to guide the pupils in their studies. KVC Westerlo also provides a qualified trainer to ensure that the football lessons are organised in a professional way.

Het Leerlabo has many pupils who play different sports at a high level. The school fully supports these pupils so that they can achieve their goals and thus grow in sports.

Each pupil in the school has the opportunity to develop at his or her own pace and level.

Green environment

The school is located in the middle of the forest De Beeltjens and is thus surrounded by a beautiful, green environment that is available for various activities. In the school itself, there is also a grass field where pupils play football every break. This is the ideal way to combine the absorption of learning material with the release of all their energy during the break.

Just like Het Leerlabo, KVC Westerlo has a very green environment. The beautiful football pitches are surrounded by a very wooded area.


The sports pupils of Het Leerlabo can still go in any direction after completing secondary education.

Het Leerlabo offers a sports course in the double finality whereby it combines a talent for sports with a general education. This education prepares the pupils for both a move into the labour market and into higher education.

During this education, not only do you get the chance to fully prepare yourself for a professional bachelor, there is also an additional subject ‘Entrepreneurship’. This subject will ensure that you are prepared for an independent activity.

Besides all that, the school also offers sports science. The pupils who choose this education are getting prepared to go to college or university.

Thanks to the partnership, KVC Westerlo provides extra support to realise the football dream of the sports pupils who take football lessons. KVC Westerlo puts a lot of effort into its youth work and tries to develop each individual football talent as much as possible.

Familiar atmosphere

KVC Westerlo is the family club par excellence. We believe it is important that there is an excellent synergy between the first team, the youth, the supporters and the stakeholders. This is the DNA of our club. This is also reflected in the working of Het Leerlabo.

Het Leerlabo intentionally chooses to remain small as a school. This allows the school to provide each student with good personal guidance in their studies. This also ensures that all pupils and teachers of Het Leerlabo know each other and that communication is therefore more personal.

Furthermore, a communication triangle is created between the school, football and the parents. This allows a close cooperation between all parties with transparent communication.

Het Leerlabo is based on dalton education. Dalton education focuses on three pillars: cooperation, responsibility and independence. These three Dalton pillars are also very important in sport and therefore match the sports mentality nicely.

Opportunity for customized study path

Not only the school performance of the pupils is important, but also their sportive performance. Het Leerlabo fully supports its pupils in their sportive developments and achievements. The school examines per student how he or she is doing with his or her sport and what he or she needs for that.

Het Leerlabo is, amon other things, willing to support its pupils by being flexible in class schedules. What the school does expect of its pupils, is that they will independently catch up on the missed learning material. If they are committed to work on the Dalton pillars and ensure that they achieve their goals at the end of the journey, Het Leerlabo will fully support them in their sportive developments

Are you curious about this education or do you think this is something for you? Then don’t hesitate to take a look at the website of Daltonatheneum Het Leerlabo:



Team Pnt
Antwerp 27
KRC Genk 22
Club Brugge 19
OH Leuven 17
Standard 16
Union 16
KAA Gent 14
Anderlecht 13
Charleroi 12
KVC Westerlo 12
KV Mechelen 11
KV Oostende 12
KV Kortrijk 7
KAS Eupen 6
RFC Seraing 6
Cercle Brugge 6
Zulte Waregem 5