Deferred entry to primary school
If your child has not had their 5th birthday before they are due to start primary school, you can defer your child's entry to primary school by a year.
If your child is deferring entry to school for a year, you can:
- automatically get an extra year of early learning and childcare funding if their 5th birthday is in the period 1 January to the end of February (inclusive);
- apply to the council and request an extra year of early learning and childcare funding if their 5th birthday is in the period 1 August to 31 December (inclusive) - the council will decide if your child will get an extra year of funding
How to apply
If you wish your child to have an additional year at nursery, you should complete an application for a deferred year. Forms are available from your child's nursery.