The new school year across Croatia begins today for approximately 445,800 primary and secondary school students. According to the Ministry of Science and Education data, in the 2023/2024 school year, around 300,300 students will attend primary school, while there will be a total of approximately 145,500 students in secondary schools.
Estimates indicate that around 35,000 students will enrol in the first grades of primary schools, which is less than last year when 35,794 first graders took their seats for the first time, and even fewer than two years ago when nearly 37,000 did.
This year, a total of 39,961 students enrolled in the first grade of secondary school, about 500 fewer than the previous year and more than two years ago when 38,229 enrolled.
The school year will end on June 21, 2024. In addition to winter holidays divided into two parts, students will have autumn and spring breaks.