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Introduction to School Life









Education is an important part of British life. There are hundreds of schools, colleges and universities, including some of the most famous in the world.

Education is free and compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 - 16. Some children are educated at home rather than in school.

Children's education in England is normally divided into two separate stages. They begin with primary education at the age of five and this usually lasts until they are eleven. Then they move to secondary school, there they stay until they reach sixteen, seventeen or eighteen years of age.
Find out what year (grade) you would be in England.

Teachers in primary schools ( 4 - 11 year olds) are always addressed by their surname by parents and pupils alike, always Mr, Mrs or Miss Smith.…. In secondary schools (11 - 16 years), teachers are usually addressed as Miss or Sir.

Read about our students Top 10 things about Woodlands Junior School

Worksheet on British Schools for students to fill in.

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Education and Schools

An Introduction to Education in England Introduction
Do children in England wear a school uniform? Uniform
At what age do children start school in England? Age start School
What grades or year groups do you have in England? Grades / Years
On what days do children in England attend school? School Days
What does a school look like in England? Virtual Tour
What tests do the children do in a school in England? Tests / Exams
 What different types of schools do you have in England? Types of Schools
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 The School Year
 How many school days do British children attend school? School Days

 What are the school terms and holidays in England? School Terms
When are school vacations? How long do they last? School Vacations
 What school events are there in a typical school year? School Events
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The School Day
  At what time does school begin and end? Time

 What is a typical day in an English school like?
School Day
 What do school children eat at midday? Food

 What is life like in a Secondary School ?

High School
 What subjects are taught in a Secondary School ? Subjects - older pupils

 What subjects do they learn in in a Primary School?

Subjects - young

 What games do students play during break time?

Games

 What after school clubs are offered?

Clubs
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Types of Schools
 What different types of schools do you have in England?
What is the difference between Grammar and Comprehensive schools?
What is a Public School?
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Questions about Woodlands Junior School
(A Typical English Primary School)
 What kind of school is Woodlands Junior School?
 At what age do children start at your school?
How many students do you have?
How many classes do you have?
Where is Woodlands Junior School?
Is your school a state or private (independent or public) school?
 

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Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant.
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.