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Admission to reception: can pupils start part-time?

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Last updated on 10 May 2016
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Can pupils start reception on a part-time basis? We explain that pupils must have the option of a full-time place for the September following their fourth birthday, but parents may choose to take up the place part-time. We also set out when a pupil reaches compulsory school age.

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