General Election Results - Thursday 12 December 2019.

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School age - when can your child start school?

The closing date for primary school applications for a place in a Reception Class for September 2020 is: midnight 15 January 2020

Children in Birmingham can start school (Reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.

Example: If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they'll be able to start school in September 2020.

When to apply

Parents can apply for a place in the Autumn of the year before their child turns 4 years of age. It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible:

  • attendance at a nursery class does not give a child automatic priority for a place
  • do not wait until your child is five years old, or your preferred school may already be full
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