Deferred Entry - Primary School
If your child’s fifth birthday falls between the date that the school term begins in August and the last day of the following February you can choose to delay their enrolment until the following August.
Considerations when choosing to defer entry:
- There must be a sound educational need to defer.
- You must discuss your request with your child’s early learning and childcare provider as well as the primary school they would be attending.
- The final decision will be a shared one between you and the Education and Social Care team.
If you have not decided whether to defer entry of your child, please continue with the enrolment process so that your child does not miss out on a place.
For more information, please contact Education and Social Care.
Education and Social Care