Education nursery school in great britain important in England, as it is Wales and Scotland too. British children are required by law to have an education until they are 16 years old.
Education is compulsory, but school is not,children are not required to attend school. They could be educated at home. Education is free for all children from 5 to 16. This can be provided by state schools, independent schools, or homeschooling.
About 94 per cent of pupils in England, and the rest of the UK, receive free education from public funds, while 6 per cent attend independent fee paying schools or homeschooling. All government-run schools, state schools, follow the same National Curriculum. The school year runs from September to July and is 39 weeks long. Some counties in England still follow the traditional three terms a year. The dates for school terms and holidays are decided by the local authority or the governing body of a school, or by the school itself for independent schools. Children normally start primary school at the age of four or five, but many schools now have a reception year for four year olds.