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Is your child due to start school in September 2021?

Due to the current regulations in place to control the spread of Covid-19, we are unable to offer our usual open days to view the school. Please view our Virtual Tour for parents below.

Any individual enquiries can be directed to the school office team on: 023 8077 3363 or by email to info@newlandsprimary.co.uk.

 

You can also view our Year R class pages to get a feel for life in our Reception classes.

Virtual Tour of Newlands School

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When does my child start school?

 

Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school as you need to apply through the Local Authority's Admissions process.

 

Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 are able to start school in the school year beginning September 2021.

Legally, a child must start school no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday (compulsory school age).

For example, if your child reaches compulsory school age on 31 March, they must start full-time education in the summer term that year.

You can apply for a school place in the autumn term after your child turns four. If you do not think your child is ready for school then, they can start part-way through the school year or part time. They must be in full-time education by the time they reach compulsory school age. You will need to apply in the autumn even if you want your child to start later in the school year.

All four year olds can attend a reception class (Year R) in the September of the school year in which they become five.

A child can either go to a primary school (Year R to Year 6) or an infant school (Year R to Year 2). Children placed at an infant school will need to transfer to a junior school for Year 3 or make an in-year transfer to a primary school.

 

Reception class start dates

Children born between:

  • 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017 need to start school in September 2021
  • 1 September 2017 - 31 August 2018 need to start school in September 2022
  • 1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019 need to start school in September 2023
  • 1 September 2019 - 31 August 2020 need to start school in September 2024

 

For main round applications, the school place offered will be for a full time place starting from 1 September 2021. Find out more about how to apply for a school place.

 

In Year Admissions

If you are looking to change schools part-way through the academic year, you will need to apply for an in-year transfer.

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