Schools in Barbados
- Independent Schools
Gross enrolment overall: 96.1 (2011)
Primary female–male ratio: 0.99:1 (2011)
Secondary female–male ratio: 1.12:1 (2011)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 13:1 (2011)
There are 11 years of compulsory education starting at the age of five. Primary school comprises six years and secondary five. Computers are widely available to schools. Some 93 per cent of pupils complete primary school (2010). The school year starts in September.
There are a number of private schools at both primary and secondary level in Barbados. In terms of primary education, St Gabriel’s School is one of the more prominent private primary schools. The Ursuline Convent, St Winifred’s School and Codrington School offer tuition at both primary and secondary level. There are about 40 nursery and primary schools and about 10 approved secondary schools in the country. Education is compulsory in Barbados up to the age of 16, and private schools assist the government in fulfilling this task.
|Schools in Barbados|
|Caribbean Examinations Council||
|St Cyprian's Preparatory Boys School||
|St Gabriel's Primary School||
|St Winifred's School||
|The Codrington School||
|The Ursuline Convent School||
|Wills Primary School||