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infant school

n. Chiefly British
A kindergarten.

infant school

n
(Education) (in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 5 and 7. Compare junior school
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Noun1.infant school - British school for children aged 5-7
elementary school, grade school, primary school, grammar school - a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades
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Early in the day Dorothea had returned from the infant school which she had set going in the village, and was taking her usual place in the pretty sitting-room which divided the bedrooms of the sisters, bent on finishing a plan for some buildings (a kind of work which she delighted in), when Celia, who had been watching her with a hesitating desire to propose something, said--
At the same time, we are naturally very unwilling to lose the chance you so kindly give us, and if you could afford us a day or two to look about us,--you know, Margaretta, we might carefully examine the workhouse, and the Infant School, and your District.'
Fettered immovably so as to remove all possibility of danger, they are placed in the class rooms of our Infant Schools, and there they are utilized by the Board of Education for the purpose of imparting to the offspring of the Middle Classes that tact and intelligence of which these wretched creatures themselves are utterly devoid.
The Bishop of Lichfield Michael Ipgrave visited Blue Coat C E Infant and Junior Schools' Federation after the junior school was given a 'good' rating by Ofsted and the infant school received an excellent rating from Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (Siams).
Other schools that performed particularly well included Carlton Junior and Infant School in Dewsbury, where 90% of pupils met the expected levels, Hopton Primary School in Mirfield (90%), St Peter's Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior, Infant and Early Years School in Batley (88%) and Rowley Lane Junior Infant & Nursery School in Lepton, (84%).
THORPE Acre Infant School says it is delighted to have received an educational grant from the Katherine Jacobs Trust, which it has used to create a new mud kitchen in its Forest School area A spokesperson for the school told the Echo: "At Thorpe Acre Infant school we have a big focus on our outdoor learning in the Early Years.
The staff, pupils and families at Long Buckby Infant School were inspired to fundraise in honour of their Year One pupil, Finley-Eska, who is receiving on-going treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
PUPILS at Boughton Leigh Infant School in Rugby are hoping their design for a bug hotel will cement their success in a national gardening competition.
School Name: Marwood Church of England Infant School Address: Low Green, Great Ayton Head Teacher: Mrs Celia Wilson What are your school aims/ policies?
Proposals to Amalgamate Dovedale Infant School and Dovedale Junior School PART 1: Notice is given, in accordance with section 15(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH, intends to discontinue two community schools, Dovedale Infant School and Dovedale Junior School, Herondale Road, Liverpool, L8 1JX, with effect from 31st August 2015.
Members of Durham County Council's Cabinet will be asked to approve plans to change the age range of Chester-le-Street C of E Junior School and to close South Pelaw Infant School as a separate school at a meeting next week.

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