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Familyfinder Fri 07-Feb-14 08:08:51

Hi, I wonder if you can help me. If a child is 4 years on the 30 September would they start school this year or next year? S he is already going to nursery.

Thank you

ilovepowerhoop Fri 07-Feb-14 08:19:41

cut off is 1st September in England so she would go next year

LIZS Fri 07-Feb-14 08:21:22

Sept 2015

HaveToWearHeels Fri 07-Feb-14 16:42:08

Next Sept, 2015, they start the September after they are 4. DD was 4 on the 17th September so will be nearly 5 when she starts this year.

KatherinaMinola Fri 07-Feb-14 16:45:01

You need to apply for primary schools - it's not automatic, even if the dc is in nursery. If you're in England you'll need to apply by next January (check LEA website for exact date) for 2015 entry.

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Feb-14 16:54:11

Next year ie September 2016.
You will need to apply for her school place in the Autumn term of 2014.
This is all assuming you are in England.

DS's Birthday is in the first week of Sept and that last year at nursery was very long. He started school on the Wednesday and he was 5 on the Friday. One of his class mates was born on 1 Sept and had been 5 for a few days when term started.

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Feb-14 16:56:14

Arrrrggghh I meant 2015!!!! <visions of the OP's dc missing first year of school.

Familyfinder Fri 07-Feb-14 19:22:28

Thank you everyone for your help.

HaveToWearHeels Fri 07-Feb-14 20:18:54

BikeRunSki I feel like I am in Groundhog day with DD at pre school, this year has been exactly the same as last year, roll on September !

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Feb-14 20:53:05

Yes heels, I know that feeling well.

CouthyMow Mon 10-Feb-14 01:55:03

No. Just no. I don't want to think about having to apply for proper school for DS1 THIS YEAR FFS! (Yes, I know he's already 3, I know he starts in September 2015, but no!)

<<Ignores thread and runs away>>

CouthyMow Mon 10-Feb-14 01:55:22

That should say. DS3!

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