School life

The four nations of the United Kingdom each have a different education system and therefore school life can differ from system to system.

In this section, you can get information about school life in your area: in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

You can find out more about life at school, in particular

  • the timetable of a typical day in a primary school or in a secondary school
  • the school subjects
  • physical education
  • school meals
  • school uniform
  • assembly and religious education
  • teaching and learning
  • and key people in schools.

We encourage you to visit your child’s school and ask any questions or share any concerns that you might have about your child’s education. Click on one of the four nations below to learn more about school life.

 

This page gives information to parents and carers about life at school in England, in particular about the timetable of a typical day in a primary school or in a secondary school, about the school subjects, physical education, school meals, school uniform, assembly and religious education, teaching and learning and key people in schools.

This page gives information to parents and carers about life at school in Wales.

This page gives information to parents and carers about life at school in Scotland.

This page gives information to parents and carers about life at school in Northern Ireland.