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primary school age uk

Get a place for your child at a primary or secondary school - applications, deadlines, admission criteria, appeals and complaints

primary school age uk

Most children start school full-time in the September after they turn 4.
Contact the local council or school to ask for your child to start later. They’ll decide if your child should start in reception year or year 1, based on what’s in the best interests of your child.

Owing to the current exceptional circumstances, there is very limited telephone access to the Pupil Services Team. For any queries, please email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Children are required by law to receive full-time education at the start of the school term following their fifth birthday but have the opportunity to start in the reception year in the September following their fourth birthday. Children are normally admitted to the reception year at school in the September following their fourth birthday.

You have the right to send your child to school on a full-time basis from the September after they turn 4, providing they have been allocated a school place.
If your child is still 4, you can delay your child’s admission to school until later in the school year.

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KS2 children who have expressed an interest in performing at Age Uk 'Now You See Me' Choir Event at Shrewsbury School on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 have been given a letter with further details.