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DEFERRING SCHOOL STARTING AGE

FOR YOUR INFORMATION.



CONSULTATION DEFERRING SCHOOL STARTING AGE.


The Department of Education (DE) has launched a consultation on deferring

school starting age. The Department proposes to introduce a new policy and

changes to the law to allow flexibility in school starting age for the youngest children

in the year group born between 1 April and 1 July.


Full details of the proposals are available on-line at

Consultation on Defer ring School Starting Age | Department of Education

(education-ni.gov.uk)


The Dept are keen that the views of parents are taken into account.

The online survey can be accessed at:

Consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/de/deferring-school-starting-age-consultation