Basic education

At this moment, basic education is the only stage in education which is mandatory for each child in the Czech Republic. Basic education is realized in the following fields: basic school and special basic school. The objective of basic education is to develop foundations for the lifelong learning.

 Basic education takes place at basic school (in the nine-year programme), at special basic school (the ten-year programme), at the lower level of secondary general schools (in the eight-year programme) and conservatories (in their eight-year programme focusing on dance). Basic education can also be offered in the form of individual learning (§ 41 of the Education Act).

The basic and secondary schools can, after deliberation with the founder and the regional authority, organize courses to facilitate basic education in accordance with the national curricula to those persons who did not manage to get a basic education.