School starting age, primary school - Country rankings
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Primary school starting age , 2020 - Country rankings:
The average for 2020 based on 193 countries was 6 years.The highest value was in Afghanistan: 7 years and the lowest value was in Antigua and Barbuda: 5 years. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Definition: Primary school starting age is the 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.