This time last year it was our turn to fill out the application form for Mini Mumbler to start school in September 2017 (I did it two nights before the deadline – haha!) and even though I was a Reception teacher for many years, I still felt nervous clicking ‘SEND’. If you didn’t see it last year, I wrote a ‘Letters from a Teacher’ post when I was feeling all emotional about sending Mini Mumbler off to school – apologies to those it made cry…I totally cried like a big sop when I wrote it!
Mini Mumbler is an August baby, so she was 4 and 2 weeks old when she started school. It is possible to defer your child’s school place if they are a Summer born and I’ll be posting a Mumbler blog piece soon, written by local Mumblers who have chosen to defer and who chose not to defer, to help if this is something you are considering.
“The admission round for entry to reception classes in September 2019, is open from Friday28 September 2018 until Tuesday 15 January 2019.
When does a child start school?
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, they are due to start school in reception class in the school year starting September 2019. By law they must be offered a full-time place from September 2019
Parents are entitled to defer their child’s admission or request that their child attend on a part-time basis. By law, children must start statutory education full-time no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday