Compulsory school age
Updated: April 2017
Words you may need to know
Compulsory - required by law, has to be done
Attendance – going somewhere where you are expected to be
Article 12 of The Education (Jersey) Law, 1999 requires parents or carers of children of compulsory school age (aged 5 -16) to receive a full time education. This is either by registering a child at a school or by arranging an alternative to school.
Education (Jersey) Law, 1999 : www.jerseylaw.je
School absences and concerns about school attendance