primary school


noun

a school usually covering the first three or four years of elementary school and sometimes kindergarten.

Origin of primary school

First recorded in 1795–1805
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primary school


noun

(in Britain) a school for children below the age of 11. It is usually divided into an infant and a junior section
(in the US and Canada) a school equivalent to the first three or four grades of elementary school, sometimes including a kindergarten
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