Education is an important part of British life. There are thousands of schools, colleges and universities. School education is free and compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 - 16. Children's education in England is has two separate stages. Primary education begins at the age of five and this usually lasts until they are eleven. Then they move to secondary school, there they stay until they reach 16 - 18.
The school year begins on 1 September (or 1 August if a term starts in August). State-run schools and colleges are financed through national taxation, and take pupils free of charge between the ages of 3 and 18.
A significant minority of state-funded schools are faith schools, which are attached to religious groups, most often the Church of England or the Roman Catholic Church.
There is also a small number of state-funded boarding schools, which typically charge for board but not tuition. Boarding fees are limited to £12,000 per annum.
Here is the list of states/counties in England. Click a location to have list of schools in this location.