Last updated:

2nd January 2024

Deferring a child's school start date

Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in the school year, or until the child reaches the compulsory school age for that academic year. Parents can also request that their child attends part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age.

Read our starting infant or primary school - ages 4 to 5 for details on when a child can start school.

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