Definition of school-leaving age in English:

school-leaving age

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noun

British
  • The minimum age at which a young person may legally leave school: they recommended a raising of the school-leaving age to 16
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    • In 2000, the minimum school-leaving age was raised by one year to 16.
    • In 1968 he resigned as Leader of the Lords over the Government's refusal to raise the school-leaving age.
    • More middle-class than working-class children, for example, stay at school beyond the school-leaving age, and proceed to higher education.

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