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Deferred and early school entry

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

Please note that deferred entry requests are now closed. Contact Educational Services on 01292612162 or email edserviceselc@south-ayrshire.gov.uk for further assistance.

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 early learning and childcare will be granted on request.
  • Children born between 19th August and December have the right to either start Primary school in August or defer entry for an additional year. A funded early learning and childcare 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.

Icon for pdf Deferred Entry Leaflet [4.1MB]

Early admission

Icon for pdf Early Admission Leaflet [1.88MB]

Please speak with the Head teacher/manager of the nursery your child attends.

Early Years Team

Email: edservicesELC@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01292 612162

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