What year will DD start school?

(17 Posts)
EvansAndThePrince Mon 09-May-16 18:43:05

She was born at the end of March, so will she start P1 when she is 5 and 5 months or 4 and 5 months?

Thanks in advance smile

lionheart70 Mon 09-May-16 18:45:02

5 years, 5 months, as the school age year runs March to end Feb.

Haudyerwheesht Mon 09-May-16 19:03:43

5y5m so August 2021

She will be one of oldest.

EvansAndThePrince Mon 09-May-16 19:44:14

Thank you both (she wasn't born this March though so it won't be that year. This is however, irrelevant other than to make sure MNHQ don't start seeing discrepancies in my posts grin) thanks so much, I get to keep my baby an extra bit longer!

TheTroubleWithAngels Mon 09-May-16 20:54:09

P1 August 2016 - March 2011- Feb 2012

P1 August 2017- March 2012- Feb 2013

P1 August 2018- March 2013- Feb 2014

P1 August 2019- March 2014- Feb 2015

P1 August 2020 (ye gads)- March 2015- Feb 2016

HTH.

EvansAndThePrince Tue 10-May-16 12:30:40

Ah thanks so much!!

prettybird Tue 10-May-16 13:18:59

She'll be one of the oldest - with only those kids with January/February (and possibly December and even more rarely November) birthdays whose parents chose to defer them starting school being older.

EvansAndThePrince Tue 10-May-16 14:08:05

Does that tend to be okay though, being one of the oldest??

Manyshadesofblack Tue 10-May-16 14:25:35

I would think it is a good thing. My ds is one of the youngest, I would prefer him to be one of the oldest.

prettybird Tue 10-May-16 14:42:45

Definitely. That's one of the reasons why those that have the choice - which you don't - make the decision to defer.

I'm an April birthday and definitely benefited, compared to my brother who has a January birthday (and deferring wasn't common back then, plus my mum wanted to go to Uni).

EvansAndThePrince Tue 10-May-16 14:49:50

Thank you both, she's still a while off but I've been worrying about her being one of the oldest. I'm July so never had to think about it much.

LunaLoveg00d Tue 10-May-16 18:42:43

I have a boy whose birthday is the first week of March so he's always been one of the oldest. It's definitely been a huge benefit to him rather than being one of the younger ones.

EvansAndThePrince Tue 10-May-16 21:17:04

Thank you Luna flowers

TheTroubleWithAngels Tue 10-May-16 21:42:29

TBH teachers don't really look at the birthdays. I like to know for singing Happy Birthday on the right day. We wouldn't have hugely different expectations for children just because one is March and one is February. We try to go by the child themselves.

seb1 Thu 12-May-16 14:34:33

A friend who is a policeman once said something to me I hadn't actually thought of as an advantage, when they are the oldest in the year and hit 17/18 they will be the first to learn to drive so less likely to take lifts of friends and legally aged to drink so will not be going illegally into pubs underage to keep up with older classmates. I honestly never thought of the other end of school years, but I guess the police see this side all too often.

Groovee Fri 13-May-16 17:22:30

Dd is a January birthday and was deferred as she was really needing it. She's benefitted from being the oldest and a maturity which has helped through the changes of primary to high school and then with issues which have arisen.

Lightbulbon Sat 14-May-16 08:14:25

A disadvantage Of deferring at the other end is they get To 16 before they have sat any exams so can leave school without any qualifications.

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