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 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.
  • Deferred Entry Leaflet
  • Deferred Entry Application Form - Jan-Feb
  • Deferred Entry Application Form - Aug-Dec

Early admission

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

Early Years Team

Email:

Tel: 01292 612162