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Schooling is compulsory in the United Kingdom for children between 5 and 16 years of age. This includes all children, whether they are UK nationals or not. If your child is under 16 and will be with you as your dependent for more than six months, they should be able to go to a state primary or secondary school free of charge. You may teach your child at home, full- or part-time (“home schooling”), but you must inform the school and your local council, if you choose this option. Education in the UK is divided into primary (5 to 11 or 12), secondary (11 to 18), further education (over 16) and higher education (18 and over). The academic year for state primary and secondary schools is September through July. The academic year is broken up into three terms. Half way through each term there is a holiday of one week. There are also private schools, which charge fees to attend, visit The Independent Schools Council (ISC) for more information. If you are moving to Cambridgeshire and have proof of your new address, you can fill the Cambridge County Council “In-Year School Application Form” for a place at a state-funded school. The Local Authority (LA) Admissions Team will not accept any application more than six teaching weeks before the intended school start date and will not offer a school place for less than six teaching weeks.


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