Apply for compulsory schooling exemption

Attendance at a school is compulsory for all children, young people and adolescents living in Rhineland-Palatinate. As a rule, the school is to be attended for a period of 12 years. There are exceptions to this laid down in law. In particularly limited exceptional cases, an exemption from the general obligation to attend school may also be confirmed or granted.

Please ask the school or the school authority for any documents to submit.


Preconditions
are exempt from schooling pupils before and after childbirth for the period specified under the Maternity Protection Act. Pregnant schoolgirls should report the pregnancy to the school. The exemption from school attendance may be extended, upon request from the school management, up to 4 months before childbirth and up to 3 months after childbirth, beyond maternity periods. are also exempt from school ingesly Pupils who have successfully completed at least two years of vocational training and do not establish a new vocational training relationship. Pupils who have successfully completed Vocational School I or Vocational School II and do not establish a vocational training relationship. Pupils who have successfully completed the 10th year of a secondary school plus, integrated comprehensive school or grammar school and do not establish a vocational training relationship. In such cases, no public services need to be used. The exemption is laid down by law. Exempt from school attendance are also Pupils who are otherwise adequately trained. It is the school authority who decides whether there is sufficient training elsewhere.
If an exemption from compulsory education is desired beyond the time limits laid down in the Maternity Protection Act, a corresponding application must be made, if necessary, with the addition of further documents. A decision will then be taken on the extension of the exemption. If an exemption from compulsory education is requested because the pupil is otherwise sufficiently trained (e.B. abroad), an application must be submitted with the necessary documents. Upon receipt of the complete documents, it will be checked whether the conditions are met. No official benefits are required in the case of exemptions laid down by the School Act.