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.







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…