Government primary schools provide basic primary education covering the whole of Zambia.Community primary schools are supported by individuals, businesses, farms and/or churches in the local area. Primary schools across the country may cater for day scholars and those looking for primary boarding schools in Zambia.
International, private and community primary schools tend to take in children from the age of five whilst Government school education usually begins at age seven. For services for younger children try Zambia pre schools. Government basic schools teach grades one to nine, of which grade eight and nine fall in the Zambia secondary school category.