Skip to main content

The education system in the UK is divided into five stages, the early years (which is non-compulsary for children from birth to 5 years old), primary education (5 to 11 years old), secondary education (11-16 years old which is the end of compulsory education), further education, and higher education.

The education system in the UK is also split into "key stages" as follows:

  • Key Stage 1: 5 to 7 years old
  • Key Stage 2: 7 to 11 years old
  • Key Stage 3: 11 to 14 years old
  • Key Stage 4: 14 to 16 years old

Please find further information and guidance in the sections below:

A photo of a young girl
Choosing school or type of education

A photo of a young girl
Primary education

Placeholder
  Secondary education

Placeholder
  Children and young people with SEND

Placeholder
  Applying for a place: School admissions

Placeholder
Elective home education

Placeholder
Resources to support learning at home

Placeholder
Free school meals

Placeholder
  School term and holiday dates

Placeholder
Breakfast and after school clubs

Placeholder
Tax-Free Childcare and 'out of school clubs'

Placeholder
Holiday clubs & playschemes

Placeholder
Post-16 options

Placeholder
Adult education and training

Placeholder
Libraries

Placeholder
Bullying

Placeholder
Diversity awareness

Placeholder
Family Information Service newsletters

Placeholder
Contact us

Placeholder
Disclaimer

Placeholder
Complete our short survey

Childcare survey - your views matter

The council’s Early Education and Childcare Service wants to know your experience finding and using nursery places…Read more

Kensington and Chelsea libraries newsletters

To access the Kensington and Chelsea Libraries newsletters, visit: Library service newsletter | Kensington and…Read more

Wheelchair Service User Feedback Online Group

AJM Healthcare provide NHS wheelchair services for both Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea and are really keen…Read more
rating button