Proposal on children starting primary 1 in August 2018

We are proposing that children starting Primary 1 in August 2018 will attend school for the full day from the start of the new school term.

At the moment new Primary 1 pupils attend school for the morning session only until the first Monday in September. A number of parents/ carers have questioned this practice. The view is that children are now used to being in nursery part of the day, and for some, the full day.

We are proposing that children starting Primary 1 in August 2018 will attend school for the full day from the start of the new school term. Primary 1 pupils will start on Monday 20 August. This is the same date that all other pupils return to school. We would like your views on these proposals.

If parents/ carers consider their child is not yet ready for full day, they will have the option to remove their child at lunch time for the first 10 school days and not be considered an unauthorised absence.

Schools will provide opportunities to share arrangements for play and learning activities and answer any questions you may have during the Primary 1 induction visits in the summer term.

The consultation closed on Friday 11 May 2018.