Entry to school or nursery

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Admissions Information 

Full and Part-time admission to a school Reception year and entry to a maintained Nursery Class

All children are entitled to:

  • 15 hours free early education at the beginning of the term following their third birthday
  • A full-time place in a Reception class at the beginning of the academic year (September) following their fourth birthday

Parents are able to apply for full-time places in the Reception year from September. The law makes if clear that if parents so choose they may defer full-time entry until later in the year – certainly no later than the term after the child’s fifth birthday (statutory school age).

If you have any queries abut this arrangement please contact the admissions team on 0845 600 0981 or visit the website: www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissionstoschools