What year group will my child be in?

Are you applying for a school place and are unsure which year group your child will be joining? Below you can see which year group your child would be in during the current school year and which year group your child would join in September 2014 based when he or she was born.

School year starting September 2016

Date of birth Year group Start reception
1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 Nursery September 2016
1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012 Reception September 2015
1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011 Year 1 September 2014
1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010 Year 2 September 2013
1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009 Year 3 September 2012
1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008 Year 4 September 2011
1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007 Year 5 September 2010
1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006 Year 6 September 2009
42 comments… add one
  • Christine Myburgh February 27, 2016, 10:13 AM

    Hi, I am looking at your list of French primary schools on your website, but they do not specify the location. I can’t afford private tuition, so I am looking for a French school in the East Midlands. I live in Nottinghamshire and there don’t seem to be any French schools listed in the Midlands that I am aware of. My nine year old daughter goes to Fairfield Primary and I am looking to enrol her in a French/English school. My son is 2 years old, so I am looking for a French/English day care/nursery school for him. Where would the nearest schools be?

    • London Preprep March 1, 2016, 10:39 PM

      this is all based on London French schools, so you will have to check google for French schools in the Midlands I am afraid…

  • Meena Qureshi May 4, 2016, 11:05 AM

    My son is 15 year old ..looking admission for 9th class.

  • Konstantinos May 7, 2016, 3:23 PM

    my daughter born on July 2011. which year group she should start on September 2016?

  • Shital shah May 21, 2016, 11:42 AM

    My son is presently studying in 10th standard in India.
    I would like to know in which standard he can get admission for year 2016-17
    His birth date is 10th February,2002.

  • Garima September 9, 2016, 1:22 PM

    My daughter’s date of birth is 31st January 2010 which year will she start in Sep 2016?

  • Mehq November 10, 2016, 4:37 PM

    My daughter is was born in 2008 October .what grade will she one in in 2017?

  • Mehq November 10, 2016, 4:39 PM

    My daughter is born in 2008 October .what grade will she one in in 2017?

  • cbil November 25, 2016, 5:37 AM

    Hi. My daughter’s DOB is 12-September-2011. At what grade should she join in September 2012? Thank you.

    • London Preprep December 1, 2016, 10:40 PM

      Do you mean Sep 2017? Your daughter should be in Reception now and would go into Year 1 in Sep 2017. She will be one of the oldest in her class.

  • Anonymous December 8, 2016, 12:07 AM

    My sons date of births are feb 2011 and jun 2014 which grade they have to join in 2017

  • Steve March 5, 2017, 6:53 PM

    Great info and thanks

  • Ramz March 12, 2017, 11:39 AM

    My daughter is 2010 Feb born and I will be moving to UK in June from India…Can you please let me know the procedure and also how to actually start with the search (fee,State vs private)Also will the seats be still available by the time I move to London ????

  • ami March 31, 2017, 5:58 AM

    My son was born in DEC 2010..which grade should he join in sept 2017?

  • Rakesh Roshan May 4, 2017, 2:07 PM

    My daughter date of birth is March 2008. Which grade she would join in September 2017?

  • Samra raza May 7, 2017, 11:36 AM

    My daughter date of birth is 13th july 2012 what year she will be in 2018

  • Renju May 25, 2017, 11:05 PM

    My daughter is born in 2007 December .what grade will she one in in 2017

    • London Preprep May 30, 2017, 12:34 PM

      currently, she would be in Year 4, going into year 5 in Sep

  • Priyanka Bhasin June 29, 2017, 4:47 PM

    Hi , My son is June 2012 and he was studying in KL and we recently moved to UK and as per UK teacher he knows much more than other kids should i request school to skip Year 1 which he will go in September and put him in Year 2. Does this exception happens?

    • London Preprep July 22, 2017, 10:33 PM

      it’s rare but can happen. depending on where you are, you could also look at (highly) selective prep schools nearby, which might well have a much bigger group of children working at an advanced level for his age group. In the end, the year group is just a label, make sure to put him in the best school possible for his ability.

  • Syed July 18, 2017, 9:54 AM

    Hi. I have 2 children. Born in December 2008 and September 2011. We plan to move to UK in March 2018 from India and intend to settle in Waltham Forest borough.
    My questions are

    1. Will they be able to secure admissions for Sept 2018 Term.
    2. If Yes, which classes will they be able to join.

    Many thanks.

    • London Preprep July 22, 2017, 10:30 PM

      you will have to contact the local council’s education department to discuss their process. Most likely, you can only apply once you are resident in the UK. But if private schools are an option, you can contact all the local private schools to enquire about spaces already.

  • Sameer July 20, 2017, 6:40 AM


    I’m moving to London in mid of Aug 2017, My Son will turn 8 in Aug and my daughter has turned 6 in July.
    1.) Which year they will be given admission in the session commencing September 2017? will it be year 4 and year 2 respectively?
    2.) What will be the process to get admission in the school, for the session commencing Sep 2017?


    • London Preprep July 22, 2017, 10:29 PM

      yes, years 4 and 2. the process depends on the school, apply to local council for state schools, contact individual schools for private school assessments.

  • Geet November 3, 2017, 4:19 PM

    Hi.. Am moving to uk in the mid of Jan. 2018…my son turned 6 by Oct 17( dob:24.10.11)..he is doing his ukg in an indian cbse school… Pls let me know in which year he will get admission and for which class…

  • Latha December 11, 2017, 9:09 AM

    Hi.. Am moving to uk early April. 2018…my son turned 6 by Nov 17( Dob:25.11.2011)..He is in Grade I in indian school… Please let me know for which Year should i apply for him.

  • Amit Srivastava December 12, 2017, 12:25 PM

    My daughter is born in December 2011. What grade will she will be eligible for if she is to start session in Sep 2018? Is it primary or secondary? Thanks.

  • Jaya Singh December 20, 2017, 9:04 AM

    my son was born in oct 2012. Which class will he be?

    • London Preprep December 30, 2017, 10:40 PM

      he would be in Reception now, Year 1 in Sep 2018

  • akinyemi t January 2, 2018, 6:33 AM

    my daugther is born sept 26,2011, which class will she be in 2018

  • akinyemi t January 2, 2018, 6:34 AM

    my son is born jan 31,2013. which class will he be in 2018. thanks


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