welcome to the department of education services

Welcome to the Department of Education Services. From this website, you can visit our school websites, see what events are upcoming in the calendar, or check out the latest news.

For more information on our policies, strategies, plans and initiatives, please visit the Ministry of Education website.

Department of Education Services
130 Thomas Russell Avenue,
PO Box 910
George Town
Grand Cayman  KY1-1103

Telephone: (345) 945-1199

  • what we do

    The Department of Education Services (DES) is the operational arm of the Cayman Islands Government education service.

    While the Ministry of Education provides the strategic and policy direction for Government schools, DES provides the resources and support to schools to implement the various policies and procedures.

    The Department of Education Services (DES) is the Cayman Islands Ministry of Education’s operational arm for government schools, and is aimed at empowering every child to become responsible, productive, lifelong learners who are engaged citizens within the global community.  It consists of the following sections/units: Data and Testing, Registration/Communication Services, School Improvement, Facilities, and Business Services, and is responsible for the following: 

      • Support school improvement and raising standards through the implementation of Ministerial policies.
      • Development and implementation of operational level policies and the effective management of the day to day operation of government schools.

    Visit our Staff Directory page for more information.

    frequently asked

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    The Ministry of Education is responsible for providing policy advice, administrative and governance support and the...

    forms &

    On this website you will find a comprehensive library of information, including forms and other documents to help...


    It is a requirement of the Education Law 2016 for a parent or legal guardian of any child of compulsory school age to be registered...