360x240-barbados-flagCompulsory Education Age

5-16 years old

Legal Status

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. The current compulsory education ages are from 5-16.

Contact Information