Education in Poland

In poland, schooling is compulsory for children aged 7 to 18. Parents are requires to make sure their children go to school. this includes enrolling children for school, making it possible for children to regularly attend classes, and creating appropriate learning conditions at home.

Every child is guaranteed a place at their district school, as per their place of residence, based on enrolment application made by their parent to the school's head teacher. Applications need to be accompanied by a declaration of the child's and parents' place of residence. Parents may also apply to have their child admitted to a school other than their district school. Such admissions are decided by the head teacher of that other school or made on the basis of enrolment results, if application is for a place in the first class.

Highlighted events

  • Care over children aged 0-3

    As part of the programme called #WarszawaDlaNajmłodszych (Warsaw for the youngest), as of September 2019, all places in municipal crèches are free-of-charge - and it currently includes places for over 14,500 children.

  • Children aged 3 to 6 – preschool education

    Children aged 3 to 6, and in special cases children aged 2.5, go to preschools. 6-year-old children are subject to compulsory preschool preparation (zerówka). Enrolment to preschools, preschool departments, and first classes in primary schools starts every year in late February/early March and is conducted using an electronic system.

  • Eight-year primary school and post-primary schools

    The first stage, in classes 1-3 for children aged 7-9, involves early school education. Currently, at the request of parents (or guardians), children at the age of 6 can also commence education in a primary school, provided that in the year preceding their first school year in primary school they have completed preschool education or have an educational psychology assessment confirming they can start their primary school education.