All children are entitled to start in a Reception class in the September after their fourth birthday. Children do not, however, have to start school in September if it is felt that they are not ready. The statutory school age, by which a child must start school, will remain as the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.
Parents should be aware that if they choose to delay a child's entry to school until the following September, the child could go straight into Year 1 rather than Reception.
Please refer to our Policy for Delayed or Deferred Entry to Reception in a Telford & Wrekin School
Requests to delay entry should be made by the parent in writing to the School Admissions Team, using the form. No later than the 31 December in the preceding year of the child’s scheduled entry to reception class.
The application process will begin around twelve months before your child is eligible to start school.
|Date of birth||Apply between||Can start school|
|1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015||October 2018 - 15 January 2019||September 2019|
|1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016||October 2019 - 15 January 2020||September 2020|
|1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017||October 2019 - 15 January 2021||September 2021|
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015 you must apply for a Reception place in a primary school or infant school for the academic year 2019/20.
Please note the online application will not be available until the second week of September 2018.
View a list of:
Voluntary Aided, Trust, Foundation Schools and Academies
If you wish to apply for a Foundation, Voluntary Aided and Trust school or Academy you must also complete a supplementary information form (available from the school). The completed form should be returned directly to the school.