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Provides education for pupils aged 5–8, who go on to continue their education in a middle school. The first and middle school system operates within some local authorities in place of the more commonly found infant and junior provision, and was introduced following recommendations in the Plowden Report (1967). The system is claimed by some professionals in education to ease the difficulties of transition experienced by some pupils in moving from one stage of their education to the next.

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