When will my child start school?

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

Please check your child's date of birth to see what year your child will be in, or when they will be due to start school.

When your child should start school

Date of birth Start reception class (at primary school) Start secondary school
1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021 September 2025

Apply from September 2024

September 2032
1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 September 2024

Apply from September 2023

September 2031
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019 September 2023

Apply from September 2022

September 2030
1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

September 2022

Apply before 15 January 2022

September 2029

Which primary school year group your child is in for 2021/22 academic year

Date of birth Year group What are my options?
1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 Reception

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016 Year 1

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015 Year 2

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014 Year 3

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 Year 4

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012 Year 5

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011 Year 6 Apply for a school place in-year

AND
Apply for a secondary school place to start in September 2022

Which secondary school year group your child is in for 2021/22 academic year

Date of birth Year group What are my options?
1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010 Year 7

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009 Year 8

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008 Year 9

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007 Year 10

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006 Year 11

Apply for a school place in-year

1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005 Year 12

Apply direct to colleges or schools for sixth form

1 September 2003 to 31 August 2004 Year 13

Apply direct to colleges or schools for sixth form

Contacts

Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

Telephone
020 8820 7000

Our office at Reading Lane (including the 2nd Floor Reception) is currently closed

This page was last modified on: 9 Aug 2021