Saint Lucia Education Facts

Training

The education system is designed according to the British pattern, with compulsory schooling for ten years from the age of 5 to 15. Most schools are state funded and tuition is free of charge. Most five-year-olds start school. The first stage lasts for seven years. Nearly four-fifths of the twelve-year-olds then move on to the five-year continuation stage, which is divided into a three-year and a voluntary two-year stage.

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Those who wish to continue reading can then choose between studying medicine, technology or pedagogy at a local university. The island also has a branch of the regional University of the West Indies.

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FACTS – EDUCATION

Proportion of children starting primary school

93.4 percent (2007)

Number of pupils per teacher in primary school

15 (2017)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP

22.4 percent (2016)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of the state budget

22.4 percent (2016)