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The Homeschooling Debate
June 26, 2013: An editorial in the Barbados Advocate discusses the trend toward homeschooling on the island.

Increase in Homeschooling
June 14, 2013: A official from the Ministry of Education in Barbados states the government is willing to support homeschoolers but wants to oversee the families to ensure parents follow certain procedures.

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Compulsory Education Ages: 5–16

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling is legal under Article 42 of the Education Act Cap. 41 (1997), which states, “A child of compulsory school age may be exempted from compulsory attendance at school…if the child is receiving instruction at home in a manner and to a standard satisfactory to the Minister.” Families who wish to homeschool should apply for an exemption from the Chief Education Officer, as outlined in Article 42, § 3.

Education Act Cap. 41

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Barbados Homeschoolers

Last Updated: January 1, 2016