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Year 1 to Year 14
Years 1 to 13 are the terms used by schools and other education practitioners to refer to the way school year groups are divided in English schools, from nursery through to sixth form.
Reception year is for 4/5-year-olds;
Year 1 is for 5/6-year-olds;
Year 2: 6/7-year-olds;
Year 3: 7/8-year-olds;
Year 4: 8/9-year-olds;
Year 5: 9/10-year-olds;
Year 6: 10/11-year-olds;
Year 7: 11/12-year-olds;
Year 8: 12/13-year-olds;
Year 9: 13/14-year-olds;
Year 10: 14/15-year-olds;
Year 11: 15/16-year-olds;
Year 12: 16/17-year-olds;
Year 13: 17/18-year-olds.
In special schools, there is also a Year 14, which covers the academic year in which pupils reach age 19 years.
The term 'youth' does not always carry precise meaning. It is most commonly used to refer to 13-19 years olds: youth workers tend to work mostly with young people between the ages of 13 and 19 (although they may also work with young people from age 11 right through to age 25).
Children aged from 10 to 17 years are generally tried in the youth court where they are dealt with by specially trained magistrates. Cases will be sent to the Crown Court if a child is charged with another person aged 18 years or over, or is charged with murder or manslaughter.
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Youth offending team
Youth Offending Teams were introduced (under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998) in April 2000 to provide a better framework for tackling youth offending at a local level. Each team is led by a YOT Manager, who is responsible for coordinating the work of the local youth justice services. Teams identify the needs of all young offenders by use of a standardised assessment process (see Asset ), identifying the young person's problems and measuring the risk they pose to others.
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