Year Seven is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the seventh year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between eleven and thirteen.
In Australia, Year Seven is usually the seventh year of compulsory education after Prep. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year Seven are aged from eleven to thirteen. Children in Year Seven start High School, Secondary School or Secondary Colleges, or finish Primary School.
In New Zealand, Year Seven is the seventh year of compulsory education. Children entering Year Seven are generally aged between 10.5 and 12.  Year Seven pupils are educated in full primary schools, intermediate schools, and in some areas area schools or combined intermediate and secondary schools.
In schools in England year 7 follows year 6, the last year of primary school education. It is the seventh full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 11 by 31 August in any given academic year. It is also the first year of Key Stage 3 in which the Secondary National Curriculum is taught.
In schools in Wales Year Seven is the seventh year after Reception. It is currently the seventh full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 11 on 1 September in any given academic year. It is the first year group in Key Stage 3 and marks the beginning of secondary education.
Northern Ireland and Scotland
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