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Year Three is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the third year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between seven and nine.

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Australia

In Australia, Year Three is usually the third year of compulsory education. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year Three are aged between eight and nine.[1]

New Zealand

In New Zealand, Year Three is the third year of compulsory education. Children are aged seven or eight in this year group. [2] Year Three pupils are usually educated in Primary schools or in Area schools.[3]

United Kingdom

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England

In schools in England Year Three is the third year after Reception. It is the third full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 7 by the 1st September in any given academic year. It is also the first year of Key Stage 2 in which the National Curriculum is taught.[4]

Year Three is usually the fourth year of primary school or the first year group in a Junior School. In some areas of England, Year Three is the final or penultimate year group in First school.

Wales

In schools in Wales Year Three is the third year after Reception. It is currently the third full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 7 on the 1st September in any given academic year. It is the first year group in Key Stage 2.[5]

Northern Ireland and Scotland

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the third year of compulsory education is called Primary Three, and pupils generally start at the age of 6.

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Preceded by
Year Two
Year Three
6–7
or
7–8
Succeeded by
Year Four

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