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Last updated: 5 April 2023

Next review: 5 April 2024

When can my child start school?

Children start school in the September after their fourth birthday.

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you can now apply for them to start reception in September 2023.

If you want to apply for primary school places in other year groups, see our in-year admissions page.