The educational system of the UK is well developed and highly ranked. It includes primary and secondary school (compulsery and free from the age of 5 till 16), higher education with colleges and universities and some institutions for further or adult education. The British schoolchildren can choose a type of secondary school with more academic or more practical type of education. There are also state and private (not free) schools. The higher education isn’t free. The cost may be high, but it’s high standard, too.