22.04.2021 - New statistical information

Transitions and educational paths in compulsory education

Every year, 1.3% of pupils from the 3rd to 8th year of primary level retake their school year. This repetition rate varies by sex, migration category, the time of arrival in Switzerland and parents' educational level. It is higher in French-speaking Switzerland (1.8%) than in German and Romansh-speaking Switzerland (1.2%) and in Italian-speaking Switzerland (0.9%). Major differences exist between the cantons as well as between the communes and schools in each canton.

Theme Education and science

Attributed documents


Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).