The School Years
What are the year names and what age groups are in them?

Children in a classroom sat happily at desks

Want to know the names of the years of childrens schooling? How do you know what first grade is? What is reception?

The naming convention of school years across countries can be confusing. The second year of school is called Year 1 in England. In Scotland its P2 and the US its Kindergarten.

If you are looking for information or resources to help your child in school then here is a guide to what the age ranges are and what the year name is.

The grid shows examples of different countries and the names they give to their year groups.

The flag of the USA The flag of England The flag of Scotland The flag of Australia The flag of the People's Republic of China The flag of India
Age USA England Scotland Australia China India
4-5 PreSchool Reception P1 Kindergarten No school LKG
5-6 Kindergarten Year 1 P2 Kindergarten/Prep No school UKG
6-7 1st Grade Year 2 P3 Year 1 Year 1 Class 1
7-8 2nd Grade Year 3 P4 Year 2 Year 2 Class 2
8-9 3rd Grade Year 4 P5 Year 3 Year 3 Class 3
9-10 4th Grade Year 5 P6 Year 4 Year 4 Class 4
10-11 5th Grade Year 6 P7 Year 5 Year 5 Class 5
11-12 6th Grade Year 7 S1 Year 6 Year 6 Class 6
12-13 7th Grade Year 8 S2 Year 7 Year 7 Class 7
13-14 8th Grade Year 9 S3 Year 8 Year 8 Class 8
14-15 9th Grade Freshman Year 10 S4 Year 9 Year 9 Class 9
15-16 10th Grade Sophomore Year 11 S5 Year 10 Year 10 Class 10
16-17 11th Grade Junior Lower Sixth S6 Year 11 Year 11 Class 11
17-18 12th Grade Senior Upper Sixth Higher Ed Year 12 Year 12 Class 12

When looking for worksheets or resources online you don't have to limit your search to just the sites in your country.

Style and content in websites can be refreshingly different for the same age ranges in differing countries and continents.


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