Schools in Great Britain


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.


The famous University of Oxford.


Children who live in Great Britain usually go to school from the age of 5 to the age of 16. Children from that age group have to go to school. The first school they go to is primary education, up to the age of 11, after that they go to a secondary school until the age of 16 or 18. The school year starts in September and ends in July. After you finished secondary school you can go to college or other higher education.


A British boy and girl wearing their school uniform.


Almost every school in Britain want their students to wear a school uniform. They do this because:

- It stops kids worrying about what to wear each day.

- It makes everyone equal.

- Parents don’t have to buy their children loads of expensive clothes.

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