Only 87% of Pakistani children finish primary school education. The standard national system of education is mainly inspired from the British system. Pre-school education is designed for 3–5 years old and usually consists of three stages:

  1. Play Group,
  2. Nursery and Kindergarten (also called 'KG' or 'Prep').
  3. Junior School - after pre-school education, students go through junior school from grades 1 to 5.
  4. Middle School -  from grades 6 to 8.
  5.  Matriculation Schooling – Student passing 9th and 10th is considered Matriculate eligible for College admission.

At middle school, mostly single-sex education is usually preferred by the community, but co-education is also common in urban cities. The curriculum is usually subject to the institution. The eight commonly examined disciplines are:

  • Arts
  • Computer Studies and ICT
  • General Science
  • Modern languages with literature i.e. Urdu and English
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Education i.e. Islamic Studies
  • Social Studies (including Geography, History, Economics, Sociology, Tourism etc.)