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Are you a parent wondering how schools work in the UK and what your children do at school every day?

Have you or your child been to school in another country before? The experience of going to school in the UK could be very different from what you know. Your child might not study the same subjects, teachers might teach your child and expect him or her to learn in a new way, a day at school might not be quite what you would expect!

It also depends on where you live in the United Kingdom, as there are four different education systems: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

In this section, you can learn about each education system, what school life is like and about your child’s rights.

 

The four nations of the United Kingdom each have a different education system. In this section, you can get information about how schools work in your area: in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

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

All children and young people in the UK have certain rights by law. There are several different types of laws that are especially relevant to the rights of children and young people.