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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Applying for a suspension of compulsory education

Description

School attendance is compulsory for all children and young people living in Saxony-Anhalt. For children who reach the age of 6 by 30 June, it begins with the following school year and ends after 12 years. The statutory compulsory education of 12 years is fulfilled by attending a vocational school, unless a general education school is still attended.

Compulsory schooling may be suspended under certain conditions.

Compulsory education is suspended if:

  • you are a mother or father and are prevented from caring for your child adequately by attending school,
  • your child is unable to attend school or attend special education for health reasons,
  • you participate in pre-vocational training measures or in an introductory qualification in accordance with the Third Social Security Code,
  • you participate in voluntary service under federal or state law,
  • you attend a vocational school for health professions to which the Saxony-Anhalt School Act does not apply,
  • you are enrolled at a university or
  • In cases where other appropriate training or supervision appears to be assured.

The required documents are different.

The following documents are required if required:

  • Proof that you have become parents
  • Medical records
  • Proof of participation in a pre-vocational training measure or in an entry-level qualification
  • Proof of planned participation in a voluntary service
  • Proof of attendance at a vocational school for health professions
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Proof of other appropriate training or supervision

Fees may apply. It depends on the individual case.

4 weeks before compulsory schooling is to be suspended, proof must be provided if:

  • is to be taken part in a pre-vocational training measure or an entry-level qualification,
  • the school-age employee wishes to participate in voluntary service,
  • a vocational school for health professions is to be attended or
  • other training or supervision is to take place.

up to 4 weeks

Depending on the circumstances, please contact the school management or the State Education Office of Saxony-Anhalt.

Please contact the school management if you

  • are a mother or father and are prevented from caring for your child adequately by attending school,
  • participate in pre-vocational training measures or in an introductory qualification in accordance with the Third Social Security Code,
  • participate in voluntary service due to federal or state regulations,
  • attend a vocational school for health professions to which the Saxony-Anhalt School Act does not apply, or
  • In cases where other appropriate training or supervision appears to be assured.

Please contact the Landesschulamt Sachsen-Anhalt if you

  • your child is unable to attend school or attend special education for health reasons, or
  • You are enrolled at a university.

The procedure is different.

  • As a school-age mother or father, you must submit an application. If you are still a minor, you will need the consent of your legal guardian.
  • If your child is unable to attend school or attend special education for health reasons, you must submit an application as a parent or guardian.
  • If you are taking part in a vocational preparation training measure or in an introductory qualification according to Book III of the Social Code, you must inform us of this.
  • If you participate in volunteer service due to federal or state regulations, you must notify us.
  • If you attend a vocational school for health professions that are not subject to the Saxony-Anhalt School Act, you must notify us.
  • If you are enrolled at a university, you must submit an application. If you are still a minor, you will need the consent of your legal guardian.
  • In cases where other training or supervision appears to be assured, this must be reported.

Ministry of Education Saxony-Anhalt

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Landesschulamt
Turmschanzenstraße 32
39114 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt
0391 56701
Further Authorities
Landkreis Wittenberg - Allgemeines Ordnungsrecht
Breitscheidstraße 4
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
03491 806-1703
03491 806-1791
Landkreis Wittenberg - Bildung und Planung
Breitscheidstraße 4
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
03491 806-2220
03491 806-2290