A child who is older than 6 years and has never gone to school or a child who is older than 6 years and has gone to school but dropped out before completing class 8 have some rights under the right to education law in India such as1:
- These children will be admitted to a class suitable to their age. For example, a 12-year-old child who has never gone to school will be admitted to class 6 or class 7, and not class 1 or 2.
- Such a child will get extra help with studies so she can catch up with other children of her age.
These children will receive free schooling even after the age of 14 till they complete their elementary education.0