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comprehensive school

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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comprehensive schoolˌcompreˈhensive ˌschool (also comprehensive) noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SESa state school in Britain for children over the age of 11 of different abilities 🔊 Kylie goes to the local comprehensive. 🔊 Nine out of ten secondary school children are in comprehensive schools.
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comprehensive schoolThe first, and most orthodox, of these was the 11-18 comprehensive school.Sessions will take place both indoors at the centre and outdoors on the adjacent comprehensive school playing fields.Standing beside him in the playground of the brand new glitter-and-glass comprehensive school was Tina Shepherd.Even in comprehensive school districts with significant economic diversity, economic integration is frequently an illusion.But this aim proved to be too large and the northern comprehensive school, as it were, took over my interests.I was permitted to use the office of one of the deputy heads in the comprehensive school as my base.
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