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Deferred and delayed entry into reception Deferred entry into reception Parents are entitled to a full time school place in the September following their child’s fourth birthday, however parents do not have to ensure their child receives full time education until the start of the term following their fifth birthday. If you are applying to schools in other boroughs please contact the relevant local authority for information on how to make a request for delayed entry into reception in their borough. The telephone numbers of neighboring authorities can be found on page 62. Parents can defer the date their child is admitted to the school until later in the school year but not beyond the point at which they reach compulsory school age (the term after the child turns five) and not beyond the beginning of the final term of the school year. You will need to provide all of the reasons why you feel it is in your child’s best interests to be placed outside of their normal age group. You should also provide any supporting evidence with your request i.e. school reports, medical reports, professional recommendations that you wish to be taken into consideration. Where the parents wish, children may attend part-time until later in the school year but not beyond the point at which they reach compulsory school age. Admission authorities must make decisions on the basis of the circumstances of each case and in the best interests of the child concerned. This will include taking account of the parent’s views; information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development; where relevant, their medical history and the views of a medical professional; whether they have previously been educated out of their normal age group; and whether they may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely. They must also take into account the views of the head teacher of the school concerned. Parents wishing to defer entry need to apply by the closing date and when an offer is made inform the school that they want to defer entry or only attend part-time. Delayed entry into reception Parents of a summer born child (born between 1 April and 31 August) may choose not to send that child F66VFFP6WFV&W"fvrFV"fgF&'FFB&WVW7BF@FW&RF֗GFVBWBbFV"&vRw&WF&V6WF&FW"FV"&Vf&RFV6FrFR&WVW7Bf"FVVBVG'vPvVB&V6VBFB&VG2f6BFR662FW&PF涖rbǖrf"FRFV6W'2v&R&RFWFR&f6ffW"F6G&VFR&V6WF672pB2F&VBFVWBFRVVG2bFRVvW7BW2@rFRVVG2bFW6RW2v6FVRF&RWB2FWfRWF&VvFR66खbRv6FR&WVW7Bf"FVVBVG'F&V6WF৖RW7BRF2&WVW7Bw&FrFFRF֗76WF&GbFR6666W&VBF26VB&RFR'FR66rFFRbRV'f"FR6VG&'662VƖrR6VBFG&W70W"&WVW7BF( FRVBbF֗76>( B6VBF2vFW"7W'FrF7VVG2F&'66F֗762VƖr6V6W&6WfW6RBbW'&FvR&BsR$f"FW"VƖr&'662R6VBFG&W72W &WVW7BF( FR6"bFRvfW&r&G( B6VBF2vFW"7W'FrF7VVG2F&V7FǒFFR66‡2RfPƖVBf"RvVVBF6VBW"&WVW7BFV666W"Ɩ6Ff&ࣂ7F'Fr&'66#vVf&֖r&VBbFRFV66FRF֗76WF&GW7B6WBWB6V&ǒFR&V62f"FV"FV66vW&RF֗76WF&Gw&VW2F&VN( 2&WVW7Bf FVVBVG'F&V6WFFRƖ6Ff"FR&vPw&Wv&RvFG&vB&VG2W7BRWrƖ6F2'BbFRF֗762&VBFRfvrV"ffW'2&RFRFR&62bFR662FWFW&֖VBF֗76'&vVVG2ǒW6rFRfW'7V'67&F7&FW&FPƖ6FvB&RvfVvW""vW"&&GFR&60FBFR6B2&VrF֗GFVBWBbFV"&vRw&W&VG2fR7FGWF'&vBFVv7BFR&VgW6`6RB66f"v6FWfRƖVBF2&vBFW0BǒbFW&RffW&VB6RBFR66'WBB2BFV"&VfW'&VBvRw&W