Form to defer a school application

Delay admission to reception class for children born 1 April to 31 August.

Parents of summer born children (children born between 1 April and 31 August) may request that their application be deferred for entry to reception in September.

Full information on application deferrals can be found on pages 9 to 12 of the Starting School document (pdf format, 488Kb).

You should submit the request before 15 January.

Request form

There is no legal barrier to children being admitted outside their normal year group but it is relatively uncommon. Complete this form if you would like to make a formal request – it will be for the admissions authority and the relevant school to make a decision as to which year group the child will be admitted.