Delayed or Deferred Admission
This applies only to applications within the primary admissions round, that is when applying for a place in Reception as the normal year of entry to start primary or infant school for the first time. Children will normally be admitted into the year group relevant to the child’s age and will start full-time in the school year they turn 5. All children will be offered the opportunity of a full time place from September in the year of entry.
Parent/carers who do not wish for their child to take up a full time place from September in the school year their child turns 5 have several options available to them, although these depend on their child’s date of birth, including the right to:
request their child has a part time school place for some of the Reception year, until they are of statutory school age
request their child can delay starting school full-time until they are of statutory school age, but in the same year group
request their child can defer starting school full-time until they are of statutory school age, but in the following year group
If you are considering applying to the school but you want to delay or defer the admission to the following year please take time to read the policy below.