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Compulsory Attendance Age

6–16 years old

Estimated Number of Homeschoolers

2,000 families

Legal Status

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.

Contact Information


Asociación por la Libre Educación
(Association for Free Education)

Contact: Daragh McInerney
Phone: +34 722 349 019
Address: Avenida de la plata 63, pta 1
Valencia 46006