primary school

primary school
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BrE a school for children between five and 11 years old in England and Wales
American Equivalent: elementary school

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  • primary school — primary schools N VAR: oft in names A primary school is a school for children between the ages of 5 and 11. [mainly BRIT] ...eight to nine year olds in their third year at primary school... Greenside Primary School. (in AM, usually use elementary …   English dictionary

  • primary school — n. 1. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2. a separate school usually including the first three elementary grades and, sometimes, kindergarten …   English World dictionary

  • primary school — primary ,school noun count or uncount an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Primary school — A primary school (from French école primaire [ [ Online Etymology Dictionary ] ] ) is an institution where children receive the first stage of compulsory education known as primary or elementary… …   Wikipedia

  • primary school — Grammar Gram mar, n. [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr ?, fem. of ? skilled in grammar, fr. ? letter. See {Gramme}, {Graphic}, and cf. {Grammatical}, {Gramarye}.] 1. The science which treats of the principles of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • primary school */ — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms primary school : singular primary school plural primary schools British a school for children between the ages of four or five and eleven. In the UK primary schools are sometimes divided into an… …   English dictionary

  • primary school — noun The first formal, obligatory school. Usually begins with kindergarten or first grade and ends at fifth or sixth grade. The childs mother was tearful as he boarded the bus for his first day of primary school. Syn: elementary school, grade… …   Wiktionary

  • primary school — noun Primary school is used before these nouns: ↑teacher …   Collocations dictionary

  • primary school — pradinė mokykla statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Formaliojo švietimo pirmasis laikotarpis, apimantis vaikų mokymą ir auklėjimą nuo 6–7 m. iki 10–11 m. arba ilgiau, priklausomai nuo valstybės nustatyto pradinio mokymo mokslo metų skaičiaus… …   Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • primary school — noun a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades • Syn: ↑grade school, ↑grammar school, ↑elementary school • Hypernyms: ↑school • Hyponyms: ↑junior school, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary