Denmark has a tradition of private schools with a substantial government subsidy.
All parties in the Danish Parliament want legislation ensuring financial support for private schools.
All that is demanded of private education is that it measures up to that of the municipal schools.
The private schools receive a grant ("per pupil per year") for their operational expenditures.
There are about 20 such schools, and they cater for 6% of all upper secondary school pupils.
In Denmark there are 24 international basic schools.