Helpline 0808 801 0322


Help and advice

If you are starting to think about your own child starting school and want to find out more about possibly delaying their entry into reception, then please see our delaying primary school entry in England factsheet.

The factsheet provides information on factors you may want to consider when deciding whether to apply to delay your child’s school start, how to go about doing this and your right to appeal if you don’t agree with the admission authority’s decision.

If you are in the process of applying to delay your child’s entry to school, you can use our supporting letter as part of your evidence pack which you will provide to your admissions authority.

For more information or support, or if you would like to talk to a parent who has successfully delayed their child’s school entry, please call our helpline on 0808 801 0322 or email us at


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