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What year will DS start?

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LittleMissRayOfHope Wed 08-Jul-15 14:32:49

He is only 10 months but just got myself confused about when he will go.

He was born second week of September. So will he start the January after he turns 4? Or after the first half term?
Or will he have to wait until the following September after he is 4? Making him almost 5 before he starts?


LuckyLopez Wed 08-Jul-15 14:34:37

Yes he'll be very nearly 5 when he starts in September 2019.

Buttercup27 Wed 08-Jul-15 14:35:22

If you are England or Wales (not sure about Scotland ) he will start the following September, so when he is nearly 5.

LuckyLopez Wed 08-Jul-15 14:35:34

Dd is 2/9 and she starts this September, 5 days after her 5th birthday.

gallicgirl Wed 08-Jul-15 14:36:09

September after he is 4 I think.
You'll have to apply by January just after he turns 4.

milkysmum Wed 08-Jul-15 14:38:20

He'll be very nearly 5 if you are in England. Ds is a September baby also and will just miss out going this time

RatOnnaStick Wed 08-Jul-15 14:42:56

He starts the september of the school year he turns 5 (2019), so he will be 4.11+. In the autumn of 2018 you should start looking at primary schools and have his application in by the deadline in mid Jan 2019.

DS will be a week short of 5 when he starts in september.

Donthate Wed 08-Jul-15 14:42:58

In England the September just before he's 5. It's different in Scotland and not sure about Wales.

LIZS Wed 08-Jul-15 14:49:44

He'll be almost 5 in England

LittleMissRayOfHope Wed 08-Jul-15 15:21:47

Gosh. That seems so black and white.
If he was an August baby then he would go in 2018?

My dd was July and will be 4yrs 5 weeks when she starts?

Am a single mum and qualify for the FEE at 2 years which I've already been advised (by my Dd's nursery) that he can go from the term after he turns 2, so then he will have almost 3 years of nursery where dd has 2?

gallicgirl Wed 08-Jul-15 15:36:44

That's right. There has to be a cut off date, it's simply not possible to assess how school-ready each individual child is.

The extra time in nursery will give him an excellent base from which to enter school - hopefully!

RatOnnaStick Wed 08-Jul-15 15:53:02

The cutoff in England is 31st August so a child born on that date 2015 will start at the same time as your son, even though they will be almost a whole year younger. If they were born on 1st September they would start the following year and be the oldest child.

emwithme Wed 08-Jul-15 16:11:58

I have friends who were born on 28/8 and 6/9 respectively - one was in my year at school, one the year below, even though there's only 9 days between them.

LittleMissRayOfHope Wed 08-Jul-15 16:13:19

Ok, well thanks for all the replies!
Certainly has cleared up the confusion!

I'm gonna look on the bright side that I get an extra year with my little guy before losing him to the school system!

turdfairynomore Wed 08-Jul-15 16:17:48

NI is different again! Our cut off date is 1st July. So a child born on 2nd July would be the oldest in the year.

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