School age ranges and year groups

Details of school year groups and key stages.

Starting school

Starting school dates. Read from left to right.
Date of birth StartsĀ school When to apply
01.09.2015 - 31.08.2016 September 2020 October 2019 onwards
01.09.2016 - 31.08.2017 September 2021 October 2020 onwards
01.09.2017 - 31.08.2018 September 2022 October 2021 onwards
01.09.2018 - 31.08.2019 September 2023 October 2022 onwards

Find about more about the key dates for applying to start school.

Year group age ranges

Age ranges and year groups. Read from left to right.
Date of birth Age ranges Year group Key stage
September 2013 - August 2014 4-5 Reception Foundation stage
September 2012 - August 2013 5-6 Year 1 1
September 2011 - August 2012 6-7 Year 2 1
September 2010 - August 2011 7-8 Year 3 2
September 2009 - August 2010 8-9 Year 4 2
September 2008 - August 2009 9-10 Year 5 2
September 2007 - August 2008 10-11 Year 6 2
September 2006 - August 2007 11-12 Year 7 3
September 2005 - August 2006 12-13 Year 8 3
September 2004 - August 2005 13-14 Year 9 3
September 2003 - August 2004 14-15 Year 10 4
September 2002 - August 2003 15-16 Year 11 4
September 2001 - August 2002 16-17 Year 12 5 (Post-16)
September 2000 - August 2001 17-18 Year 13 5 (Post-16)

Information about when your child can start and leave school can be accessed using the links below:

 
Last updated:
12 August 2019
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