All-through school

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An All-through school is a school which provides both primary and secondary education, [1] namely from the 1st to 12th grade in the United States and from Year 1 to 13 in parts of the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, they accept children at age 4, and school them right through to the age of 16 (or 18 with a sixth form). [1]

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In 2009, there were only 13 all-through state schools in England, but the Coalition Government's Free school (England) programme has seen the number expand rapidly. [2]

Examples of this type of school are Simon Balle School, a co-educational secondary school, sixth form, and most recently primary school with academy status located in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England; and Dartmouth Academy, a non-selective, co-educational school within the English Academy programme, in Dartmouth, Devon, in the south-west of England.

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The term "all-through" can be legitimately applied to establishments in many different circumstances, but one commonly accepted definition is "schools which include at least two stages of a young person‟s education within the one establishment". [3]

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  1. 1 2 Paton, Graeme (23 February 2014). "Record surge in the number of 'all-through' schools". ISSN   0307-1235 . Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  2. "'All-through' schools: From here to university". The Independent. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  3. "Learning Together in Allthrough schools" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2014.