- Infant school
An Infant school is a type of
schoolwhich caters for young children, usually between the ages of 4 and 7 years. In the United Kingdomit is usually a small school serving a particular locality.
An infant school forms part of the local pattern of provision for
primary education. In Englandand Walesinfant schools cater for pupils aged 4 to 5 years in a reception class (equivalent to an American kindergarten). This year makes up the final part of the Foundation Stage, and is compulsory (unlike Nursery). Pupils then transfer to Year 1 in the September following their fifth birthday, and to Year 2 the following year. These two years form Key Stage 1in the English education system. At the end of this time, most pupils will move to a linked junior school, although some may move to a through primary school.
The introduction of the
School Standards and Framework Act 1998[http://www.opsi.gov.uk/ACTS/acts1998/19980031.htm] meant that classes in infant schools in Englandand Walesare limited to no more than 30 children per school teacher.
In some areas of England, provision of education at this age is made in
First schools catering for pupils aged up to 8 or 9.
Education in the United Kingdom
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