I’ll make a short description of the Spanish educative system for anyone interested.
First we have Educación Infantil, it’s the early-chilhood education, it begins with children from 0 to 6 years old. It’s divided into 1st cycle (0-3 years) and the 2nd cycle (3-6 years, into 3 levels: P3, P4 y P5). Educación infantil is not compulsory, but I think it’s really important because it lays the foundations of learning to read and write.
Secondly we have Educación Primaria, the primary education, from 6 to 12 years old. The primary education is divided into 6 levels (1º, 2º, 3º, 4º, 5º y 6º de primaria). The Educación Primaria is compulsory and free of charge. In Spain parents can choose if they want their children to go to a public school (paid by the government), private school (paid by them) and concertado (one part is paid by the parents and the other part is financed by the government).
The secondary education, ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) is compulsory for children from 12 to 16 years old.
I’m currently working in a CEIP (Colégio Público de Educación Infantil y Primaria) it means public school of pre-primary and primary education.
Wow, did you read everything? ; )