Education is an important part of British life. There are hundreds of schools, colleges and universities in Britain.
Education is free and compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 - 16. But some children are educated at home rather than in school.

The School Year

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The school year runs from September to July.


School holidays

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    • Christmas- 2 weeks
    • Spring - 2 weeks
    • Summer - 6 weeks
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Children have to wear a school uniform:
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Boys

-Long grey or black trousers.
-White Shirt.
-School tie.
-Jumper or sweater.
-Black shoes.


Girls

-Girls wear skirts.

-Or school dresses in summer.

Subjects

English, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology (Computers), Religious Education (RE), Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music and Physical Education (PE).


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EDUCATION


  • Infant School: Reception and 2 years.
  • Primary School: 3-6 years
  • Secondary School: 7-11 years
  • Form at Secondary School or College: 12-13 years

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Infant school
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Primary school


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Secondary school
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College