Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)

The Gustav-Heinemann-Schule is a large comprehensive school with about 1,650 students and 120 teachers. It was founded in 1970. Situated on the edge of the industrial town of Mülheim (pop. 170,000), the Gustav-Heinemann-Schule is a multicultural place with people from 26 different countries; about 15 % of the students have a migration background.

Children enter the school at the age of 10 and can leave after 6 years, at the end of their compulsory schooling; or they can stay on for another 3 years to pass their "Abitur", the German university entrance exam.

The school's curriculum emphasizes, among other things, project work and international cooperation with partner schools in several European countries.


An aerial view of the school


part of the playground


a classroom


the library


Years 7-10 common room


the cafeteria