Nine out of ten children in the UK are educated in the state system, which is funded by the government. According to the British Council, some 8.5 million children attend one of the 30,000 schools in England and Wales; in Scotland 830,000 children attend about 5,000 schools; and Northern Ireland sends 350,000 children to 1,300 state schools. Primary schools usually include both girls and boys as pupils. Secondary schools may be either single-sex or co-educational.
Education departments in England, Scotland and Wales fund schools through a Local Education Authority (or in Scotland, the Education Authority). In Northern Ireland, schools are largely financed from public funds through five Education and Library Boards.
The education system is generally split into four sections:
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