The 'school' groupThese nouns refer to places or institutions.
This use is very productive. The pattern is used with names of places, for example to Britain and with noun groups referring to places of many kinds, for example to my house, to the museum, and to the ground. It is also used to indicate that someone goes somewhere in order to attend an event, as in to a party.
to base to bed to church to college to court to hospital to jail to kindergarten to nursery to port to prison to school to sea to town to university to work
The number of women sent to jail has reached a 15-year high, according to new figures released yesterday.
They went to school together every day.
'My dad told me never to go to sea,' Bill, the engineer, said, 'but I went anyway.'