Compulsory Attendance Age
6–16 years old
Estimated Number of Homeschoolers
According to the Constitution and since the Ley General de Educación (1970), schooling is compulsory in Spain. The legal situation on homeschooling in Spain is uncertain, with a legal precedent which states that, while it may not be illegal, it could be considered illicit under certain circumstances because it is not recognized in the constitutional system of Spain.
The biggest difficulty families face is leaving the school system, as there is no established path for this process. This situation can possibly lead to legal action against the family, which could result in a school attendance order. Still, there are families who don’t encounter such difficulties, and there is a small but active homeschooling community in different parts of the country.