But .... If my DS turns 2 on 17 Feb 2014 when do I have to apply for a primary school place? I was happily plodding along thinking I had ages but a friend has just scared the shit out of me by saying I would need to be applying this time next year ?! So just after he turns 3 ?! Sounds really early to me I was thinking I wouldn't need to apply until he was 4 so he turns 4 in feb 2016 then I would be applying then? Can anyone shed some light as I am now very confused
He'd be starting Reception in September 2016, so you would be applying between August-ish 2015 and January 2016. You don't apply when they turn four, you apply at a point in the academic year in which they are four.
Not a daft question if you've never done it before!