Education in Anguilla

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Education in Anguilla is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 17.[1] In 1998, the gross primary enrollment rate was 100.7 percent, and the net primary enrollment rate was 98.9 percent.[1] The government has collaborated with UNESCO to develop an Education for All plan that aims to raise educational achievement levels, improve access to quality special education services and provide human resource training for teachers and education managers.[1]


There is a single library, the Edison L. Hughes Education & Library Complex of the Anguilla Public Library.[2]


Area churches operate the preschools. There are six government primary schools, one government secondary school, and two private schools.[3]

Government primary schools:

As of 2017 the government primary schools had about 1,460 students in total.[3]

The government secondary school is Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School in The Valley.[3]

Private schools:

  • Central Christian School, The Valley
    • It uses the Abeka curriculum and has preschool and primary school levels.[4]
  • Omololu International School, The Valley[5]
    • It was Anguilla's first private school, and opened in 1994 as the Teacher Gloria Omololu Institute. It adopted its current name on 1 April 2013. It uses the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.[6] The name "Omululu" means "Child of God" in the Yoruba language.[7]

Colleges and universities[edit]

The Open Campus of the University of the West Indies has a site in Anguilla.[8] It also has campuses in Barbados, Trinidad, and Jamaica. The government of Anguilla contributes financially to the UWI.

A branch of the Saint James School of Medicine was established in 2011 in Anguilla.[9] It is a private, for-profit medical school headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Territories and Non-Independent Countries" Archived 2012-12-09 at the Wayback Machine. 2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2002). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "The Edison L. Hughes Education & Library Complex." Government of Anguilla. Retrieved on December 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Schools." Government of Anguilla. Retrieved on December 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Central Christian School Annual Open Day 2015". The Anguillan. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Contact us." Omololu International School. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. "Adress [sic]: P.O Box 703 The Valley Anguilla BWI, AI2640"
  6. ^ "About us." Omololu International School. Retrieved on December 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "History Of Omololu." Omololu International School. Retrieved on December 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Open Campus in Anguilla". Open Campus. The University of the West Indies. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Saint James Medical School Officially Opened". The Anguillian. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Saint James School of Medicine's top MD Program". 7 January 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.