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At what age do children start school in Britain?

The statutory school age in England, Wales and Scotland is from 5 years to 16 years.

In England term starts in September, the entry year is reception (R) and children must be 5 before August 31 the following year.

The Scottish school year starts in August. The entry class is primary 1 (P1) and a child must be 5 before the end of the following February to gain admission to P1.

Children attend primary school for seven years, where they study English, mathematics, science, Religious education, history, geography, music, art and crafts, physical education, information technology (computers) and a foreign language.

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