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Deferred and early school entry

How to defer your child's entry to school or start primary school early.

Moving on to Primary School

Placement in a Primary School is based on your home address. Find out more about school catchments and applying for a school place.

Deferred entry

  • Children born in January and February have the right to either start Primary school in August or defer entry for an additional year. A further year of funded pre-school education will be granted on request.
  • Children born between September and December have the right to either start Primary school in August or defer entry for an additional year. A funded nursery place may be granted at the discretion of South Ayrshire Council, after discussion with parents/carers and professionals as to the best interests and needs of the child.
  • Deferred Entry Leaflet

Early admission

Please speak with the Head Teacher/Manager of the nursery your child attends.

Early Years Team

Email:

Tel: 01292 612602

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