Definition of comprehensive school noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

comprehensive school

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(also informal comprehensive)
 
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(in Britain) a large state secondary school for boys and girls of all abilities aged 11 or over. Comprehensive schools were introduced in the 1960s to replace the system of dividing children between more academic grammar schools and less academic secondary modern schools.

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