Question: What Age Do You Start Reception In England?

When can my child start reception?

Children normally start full-time school at the beginning of the autumn term after they are 4 (this means they would join the reception class at the beginning of the 2021 autumn term, when they had their fourth birthday on or between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021)..

What is the UK school starting age?

Under current law, children in England must be in education from the term after their fifth birthday. But the law also allows for pupils to start school earlier. As a result, the vast majority of children begin their education by taking up a Reception class place at the age of four.

Can my child start reception at 5?

In South Australia children can begin school between the ages of 5 and 6.

Is reception class free in UK?

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England are entitled to free early education before they start school full time.

Should my child start school at 4 or 5?

In NSW, the enrolment cut-off is July 31 and children must start school before they turn six. This means parents of children born January to July must decide whether to send their child to school at the age of between four-and-a-half and five, or wait 12 months until they are five-and-a-half to six years old.

Is reception mandatory in UK?

Reception class is the first year at primary school, but unlike every other school year, it is not compulsory for your child to attend, but it is a good way to introduce your child to life at school.