Compulsory Education Age

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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.

Contact Information

Homeschoolers in Barbados