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United Kingdom

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Region: Europe
Population: 59,511,464
Language(s): English, Welsh, Scottish (Gaelic)
Literacy Rate: 99%
Number of Primary Schools: 23,306
Compulsory Schooling: 11 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 5.3%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 198,839
Libraries: 5,183
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 5,328,219
  Secondary: 6,548,786
  Higher: 1,820,849
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 116%
  Secondary: 129%
  Higher: 52%
Teachers: Primary: 283,492
  Secondary: 464,134
  Higher: 89,241
Student Teacher Ratio: Primary: 19:1
  Secondary: 13:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 116%
  Secondary: 139%
  Higher: 56%



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