|Statement||Department of Education and Science, Statistics Branch.|
|Series||Stats return no.62 (1981), ST 25A/1/10|
|Contributions||Great Britain. Department of Education and Science.|
A secondary school describes an institution that provides secondary education and also usually includes the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools provide both lower secondary education (age 12 to 15) and upper secondary education (age 15 to 18) ie levels 2 and 3 of the ISCED scale, but these can also be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school. Maintained schools: Published admission numbers A school’s published admission number (PAN) reflects the number of children to be admitted at the normal age of entry and should only be exceeded in exceptional circumstances and with prior agreement from the local authority. All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. State schools receive funding through their local authority or directly from the government. Primary Schools. Years 1 and 2. Years 3 and 4. Years 5 and 6. Year 5 (as from Sept ) Middle Schools. Years 7 and 8. Options Subject Choice in Year 8. Secondary Schools. Years 9, 10 and Guidelines for Teachers / Middle and Secondary Schools - Annual Exam Papers
Primary Schools. Years 1 and 2. Years 3 and 4. Years 5 and 6. Year 5 (as from Sept ) Middle Schools. Years 7 and 8. Options Subject Choice in Year 8. Secondary Schools. Years 9, 10 and Guidelines for Teachers / Middle and Secondary. Most secondary schools cater for both sexes. They tend to be much larger than primary schools. Nearly 88 per cent of secondary school pupils in England go to comprehensive schools, as do all pupils in Wales. These take children of all abilities and provide a wide range of secondary education for all or most of the children in a district from secondary school at age 11 (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or 12 (in Scotland), but in England some children make the transition via middle schools catering for various age ranges between 8 and Depending on their individual age ranges middle schools are classified as either primary or secondary. Types of school and how they're run - community schools, academies, free schools, faith schools, state boarding schools.