In Denmark, education is mandatory for children aged 6-16. Education is free at state or public schools (Folkeskole). It is also possible for your child to attend private schools, which costs a monthly fee. Children begin school in August the year they turn six years old.

The primary and lower secondary education consists of a one-year pre-school class, nine years of primary and lower secondary education and an optional tenth form. Following primary school, which is completed at the age of 16 or 17, nearly all Danish students proceed to some form of upper secondary education.