Elementary school in Japan
An elementary school (also primary school, grade school) is an educational institution where children receive the first stage of academic learning known as elementary or primary education.
Elementary school is the preferred term in some countries, particularly those in North America, where the terms 'grade school' and 'grammar school' are also used. Primary school is the preferred term in the United Kingdom, France, India, Ireland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, Latin America, Nepal, South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia and in most publications of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Elementary school was also formerly the name given to publicly funded schools in England that provided a basic level of education to children up to the age of 14.