Family: Childcare and Schooling

Every child between the ages of 7 and 18 residing in Poland is subject to compulsory education. This means that they are obliged to attend school or sanctions may be imposed on their parents. Regardless of the migration status of their parents in Poland, this obligation also applies to children who do not have Polish citizenship.

The school year in Poland begins on 1 September and ends on the last Friday in June of the following year. Classes are held in schools five days a week, from Monday to Friday. No classes are held on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

The school year is divided into two terms (semesters). January or February is the end of the first term. The second term ends in June, marking the end of the school year. The grades given then are the final grades for a given school year and are entered on the school certificate – a document that confirms that the child has completed a particular level.

Here you can find more information about education and schooling: