Year Seven

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Year 7 is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is the seventh full year (or eighth in Australia) of compulsory education and is roughly equivalent to grade 6 in the United States and Canada (or to grade 7 for the Australian Year 7).


In Australia, Year 7 is usually the eighth year of compulsory education. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year 7 are aged from twelve to thirteen. Children in Year 7 start High School, Secondary School or Secondary Colleges, or finish Primary School.[1]

New ZealandEdit

In New Zealand, Year 7 is the seventh year of compulsory education. Children entering Year 7 are generally aged between 10½ and 12. [2] Year 7 pupils are educated in full primary schools, intermediate schools, and in some areas area schools or combined intermediate and secondary schools.[3]

United KingdomEdit

England and WalesEdit

In schools in England and Wales, Year 7 is the seventh full year of compulsory education after Reception, with children being admitted who are aged 11 before 1 September in any given academic year. It is the first year group in Key Stage 3 in which the Secondary National Curriculum is taught[4] and marks the beginning of secondary education.[5]

Year 7 follows Year 6, the last year of primary school education.

Year 7 is usually the first year of secondary school. In some areas of England, Year 7 is the final or penultimate year group in middle school.

Northern Ireland and ScotlandEdit

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the seventh year of compulsory education is called Primary Seven, and pupils generally start at the age of 10–11.


  1. ^ "Cost/Benefit Analysis Relating to the Implementation of a Common School Starting Age and Associated Nomenclature by 1 January 2010" (PDF). Atelier Learning Solutions Pty Ltd. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  2. ^ "School years and levels". Team-up website. Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Types of schools". Team-up website. Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  4. ^ "The secondary curriculum". National Curriculum website. Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  5. ^ "What will your child learn?". Welsh Assembly Government. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
Preceded by
Year Six
Year Seven
Succeeded by
Year Eight