|1.||(Brit) secondary modern school Compare comprehensive school (esp formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other means|
|2.||(US) another term for elementary school|
|3.||(Austral) a private school, esp one controlled by a church|
|4.||(NZ) a secondary school forming part of the public education system|
in Great Britain, secondary school that offers an academic course in preparation for university entrance and for the professions. Students usually begin attendance at age 12
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