Which school year your child is in

When your child should start school

Date of Birth Start School Apply Between
1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 September 2021 12 September 2020 - 15 January 2021
1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 September 2022 12 September 2021 - 15 January 2022
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019 September 2023 12 September 2022 - 15 January 2023
1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 September 2024 12 September 2023 - 15 January 2024

Which primary school year group your child is in for 2020/21 academic year

Date of Birth Year Group What are my options?
1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016 Reception Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015 Year 1 Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014 Year 2 Apply for a Junior school place for September 2021 if attending an Infant school
1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 Year 3 Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012 Year 4 Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011 Year 5 Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010 Year 6 Apply for an in-year school place AND apply to transfer to Secondary school in September 2021

Which secondary school year group your child is in for 2020/21 academic year

Date of Birth Year Group
1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009 Year 7
1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008 Year 8
1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007 Year 9
1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006 Year 10
1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005 Year 11
1 September 2003 to 31 August 2004 Year 12
1 September 2002 to 31 August 2003 Year 13

Children aged between five and 16 years of age should attend school.

Please use the tables to work out when your child is due to start school or to work out which year group your child is currently in.