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When will my child start primary school?

Question:
When will my child start primary school?
Answer:

Your child will usually start full-time in a reception class in the September prior to their fifth birthday.

  • September 2020 - children's dates of birth from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016
  • September 2021 - children’s dates of birth from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017
  • September 2022 - children’s dates of birth from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

Reception class forms part of a child's entitlement to the "Early Years Foundation Stage".

Children are not classed as compulsory school age until the term after their fifth birthday and therefore legally do not have to be in full time education until this time.

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