Delay your child's school start date

Deferring to a later term

If you do not feel your child is ready to start school, you can request that they start later in the school year.

This is called ‘deferring’ your child’s school start.

Once you have made your school application and would like to defer your child's school start date, contact the school and our admissions team as soon as possible.

View more information in our guidance on when your child will need to start school.