secondary school start age
Children must stay in full-time education until they reach school leaving age.
Children born between 1 April and 31 August can start the September after they turn 5.
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This paper examines the effect of school starting age on the academic achievement of junior high school students using the newly available data from the China Education Panel Survey. Regression discontinuity design estimation based on an exogenous entrance cutoff date indicates that a one-year delay is associated with a 0.303 decrease in standard deviations of cognitive scores. However, this negative effect is caused by human capital accumulation prior to primary school entry.
We find that a one-year delay in school entry is associated with a 0.303 decrease in standard deviation of test scores.
All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law. All children must attend school up until they are 16 years old. Sixteen and 17 year olds must be enrolled in school or a training organisation, be employed or be in a combination of school/training/employment.
- starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2021
- starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school – 5 years old by 30 June 2021
- starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school
- changing schools.
All young people between the ages of 16 and 17 years must attend full-time schooling, training or work for at least 25 hours per week.
- Preschool (or kindergarten): preschool is not compulsory in South Australia but it’s recommended to help your child develop skills in preparation for school. Many government and non-government schools offer preschool programs as well as primary and secondary education.
- Primary school and secondary school (or high school): children between the ages of 6 and 16 must attend school. In their final 2 years, students complete the South Australia Certificate of Education (SACE).
You can choose to send your child to a government (or public), independent or Catholic school or preschool. See starting school for more information.
- Tertiary education: South Australia has a number of universities, TAFE, and training institutions that offer a diverse range of career skills and qualifications.
This means that a child who has turned five on or by 1 January in any year must start Prep in that year, or be provided with approved home education.
Every child, from the year after they turn 5 must be enrolled at and attending school, or an approved home education program. Children can also attend Kindergarten from 4 years of age.
In Turkey, the compulsory education is 12 years, divided into primary and secondary school. The school term starts in September, running through June.
It also requires children in the 6-14 age group to attend a school to receive compulsory primary education.
At the age of five or six, the children attend elementary school (also known as grade school or grammar school), which last six years. The fist year at elementary school is called kindergarten.
In the USA, children start school when they are five or six years old. Depending on the state, schooling is compulsory until the age of 16 or 18. Children younger than five can go to a nursery school or preschool.