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School starting age, primary school - country data from around the world:

The average for 2016 was 6.09 years. The highest value was in El Salvador: 7 years and the lowest value was in Ireland: 5 years. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: School starting age, primary school.


Definition: Age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.