Primary school

A primary school (in Ireland, the United Kingdom,[1] Australia,[2] Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and South Africa), elementary school or grade school (in North America and the Philippines) is a school for primary education of children who are four to eleven years of age. Primary schooling follows pre-school and precedes secondary schooling.

An elementary school class in Japan
Elementary school in Višňové (Slovakia)
Classroom with chairs on desks in the Netherlands

The International Standard Classification of Education considers primary education as a single phase where programmes are typically designed to provide fundamental skills in reading, writing, and mathematics and to establish a solid foundation for learning. This is ISCED Level 1: Primary education or first stage of basic education.[3]

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