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Admission to reception: deferring entry

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Last updated on 11 April 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Can parents defer their child's entry to reception? We explain that parents have the right to defer entry to reception until their child is five years old. We look at how this affects a child's entitlement to free early education and discuss admission outside the normal year group.

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