The government has updated guidance on school admissions for summer-born children to ensure parents have a greatedr say on when their child enters reception class.

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The schools admissions guidance has been updated to end confusion over when children have to legally start school, and clarifies the difference between when a council has to provide a school place and the right of parents to choose their child’s start date.

According to the School Admissions Code a council must make available a place in September following their fourth birthday.

But the guidance stresses that a child does not have to attend school until the first of three ‘prescribed’ days, December 31, March 31 or August 31, that follow their fifth birthday. Read full article…

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