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A primary school in Český Těšín, Czech Republic.

A primary school is an institution where children receive the first stage of compulsory education known as primary or elementary education. Primary school is the preferred term in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth Nations, and in most publications of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).[1] In some countries, and especially in North America, the term elementary school is preferred. Children generally attend primary school from around the age of four or five until the age of eleven or twelve. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2576x1932, 1201 KB) Description: Polish primary school and gymnasium in ÄŒeský Těšín Date: 5 July, 2006 Camera: Kodak DX7590 Author: Darwinek File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2576x1932, 1201 KB) Description: Polish primary school and gymnasium in ÄŒeský Těšín Date: 5 July, 2006 Camera: Kodak DX7590 Author: Darwinek File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... ÄŒeský Těšín (Polish: ) is a town in the northeastern Czech Republic, on the Olza river, in Moravian-Silesian Region. ... Compulsory education is education which children are required by law to receive and governments to provide. ... A primary school in ÄŒeský Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2006 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Don McKinnon (since 1 April 2000) Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ...

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United Kingdom

In the UK schools providing primary education in the state sector are known as primary schools. They generally cater for children aged from four to eleven. Primary schools are often subdivided into infant schools for children from four to seven and junior schools for ages seven to 11. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... State school is an expression used in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to distinguish schools provided by the government from privately run schools. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... A Junior School is most commonly a school for pupils aged 7-11 in the United Kingdom. ...


In the private sector fee-paying schools which provide primary education are known as preparatory schools, and they often cater for children up to the age of thirteen. As their name suggests, preparatory schools are designed to prepare pupils for entrance examinations for fee-paying independent schools. A preparatory school, or prep school in the United Kingdom, and previously in the British Empire and so the Commonwealth in current English usage, is an independent school designed to prepare a student for fee-paying, secondary independent school (public school). ... An independent school in the United Kingdom is a school relying, for all of its funding, upon private sources, so almost invariably charging school fees. ...


United States

In the United States the term primary school is used in a general way to describe the primary grades, usually meaning kindergarten (ages five to six) to second grade (ages seven to eight), but sometimes extending to third grade (ages eight to nine). The term is also sometimes used to describe a school which provides the first three or four years of elementary or primary education. Very few schools in the US actually use the term primary school as part of their school name and such schools are generally private schools, serving very young children. Educational oversight Secretary Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Education Margaret Spellings Raymond Simon National education budget $1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the United States, Second grade (called Grade 2 in some regions) is a year of primary education. ... In the United States, Third grade (called Grade 3 in some regions) is a year of primary education. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ...


See also

Educational stages vary around the world. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ...

References

  1. ^ Primary school. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved on 12 June 2007, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online: http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9061377

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In England and Wales, children start school at four or five years old, depending on the policy of the school and the local education authority, and spend seven years in primary schools before transferring to secondary school at the age of 11.
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Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making problem behavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
As a system-wide Primary Prevention effort in schools, positive behavior support consists of rules, routines, and physical arrangements that are developed and taught by school staff to prevent initial occurrences of problem behavior.
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