Primary-school definition

A separate school usually including the first three elementary grades and, sometimes, kindergarten.
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A school usually including the first three or four grades of elementary school and sometimes kindergarten.
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(education) The first formal, obligatory school. Usually begins with kindergarten or first grade and ends at fifth or sixth grade.

The child's mother was tearful as he boarded the bus for his first day of primary school.

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Noun

Singular:
primary-school
Plural:
primary-schools