Which school year your child is in

When you child should start school

Date of Birth Start School Apply Between
1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015 September 2019 November 2018 - January 2019
1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014 September 2018 November 2017 - January 2018
1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 September 2017 November 2016 - January 2017
1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012 September 2016 November 2015 - January 2016

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

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

Which primary school year group your child is in for 2016/17 academic year

Date of Birth Year Group What are my options?
1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012 Reception
1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011 Year 1 Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010 Year 2 Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009 Year 3
1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008 Year 4 Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007 Year 5 Apply for an in-year school place
1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006 Year 6 Apply for an in-year school place AND
Apply to transfer to Secondary school in
September 2017

Which secondary school year group your child is in for 2016/17 academic year

Date of Birth Year Group
1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005 Year 7
1 September 2003 to 31 August 2004 Year 8
1 September 2002 to 31 August 2003 Year 9
1 September 2001 to 31 August 2002 Year 10
1 September 2000 to 31 August 2001 Year 11
1 September 1999 to 31 August 2000 Year 12
1 September 1998 to 31 August 1999 Year 13