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 2022 based when he or she was born.

School year starting September 2022

Date of birth Year group Start reception
1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 Nursery September 2022
1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017 Reception September 2021
1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016 Year 1 September 2020
1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015 Year 2 September 2019
1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014 Year 3 September 2018
1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 Year 4 September 2017
1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012 Year 5 September 2016
1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011 Year 6 September 2015

68 thoughts on “What year group will my child be in?”

  1. Relocating to London from singapore in sep 22. Kid dob is April 2012. What school year should I get her admitted and what is the possibility of getting into grammar schools. Whghhen wwhen

  2. Hi

    I shall be moving to London in July’19 and expected to locate in the Harrow/Watford Region
    My son’s DOB is 23rd August ‘2004

    Can he enter class 10 ? GCS needs a good preparation
    He shall also not get counselling for selecting his subjects ?
    Also , he is not likely to get a Good Grammar School because admissions are done a year before through entrance
    Since , we shall be relocating when the schools are closed, my son will further face a challenge of getting into a good Govt School

    Pls suggest how to handle this

    1. grammar school will indeed be near impossible. You can still join the waiting list. You’ll have to call the respective council (Harrow, for example) for in-year admissions and ask them which schools might have availability.

  3. We will move to London in May. My son don 23 August 2002. Could he be admitted to secondary school outside normal age? He started his education at age of 7.

  4. Hello
    My daughter is 7 yrs old… And I am looking for doing bachelor’s in London, in which school shall I get her admitted.

  5. Hi, We are intended to move to UK in August 2019. Can you please tell me which grades my children will join the school?
    first child dob January 2010
    2nd child dob November 2013

  6. Hi, my first daughter was born in January 2010 at the moment she is in 2nd grade in Finland but if we move to London in august 2019 then which grade she will join there??? also the 2nd child born in November 2013 and right now she is in daycare so the same question for her…..also please tell me when the admissions starts for August 2019. thank you.

  7. My son is 17 March 2008 born . We are relocating to London In september 2018 . Which class he will get admission in ?
    Kindly tell .

  8. Denzil de Souza

    My daughter was born on 28.11.2003.To which Std admission would she get in the U.K. She is currently in the X Std in India.

  9. Ashish Prajapati

    Hi, My son was studying in class 10 (Indian system-CBSE) and in mid-term we moved to London, UK. His DOB is Feb-2004, and based on GCSE age guideline he is entitled for Year 10 (which is actually class 9). If I enroll him in year 10 he actually losses 1.5 years (1 year of class 9 + half year of class 10). Is there a workaround for this problem? Does schools override age factor in admission for some special cases?

  10. Subathira Raghupathy

    We moved to London on August 13th. We are looking for a school admission for my daughters.
    Elder daughter born in 25th Feb 2005.
    Younger daughter born in 18th Dec 2010.
    Which school year admission will they get for this academic year (Sep 2018).
    Pls help. Thanks

  11. Vikas Kumawat

    I am planning to relocate to london around mid of august 2018.
    Can you please let me know my children are eligible for which class

    My son born in sep. 2007 and now he is in 6th standard
    My daughter born in feb 2016 and she is in nursery now

    Please suggest and let me know the process for school admission

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. Hi

    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?


    1. 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.

  16. 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.

    1. 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.

  17. Priyanka Bhasin

    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?

    1. 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.

  18. Hi,
    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 ????

  19. 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.

    1. Hi
      Due to my husband’s transfer to UK we are relocating in UK and my son is 13..so he will get admission in which year and how we can apply for good state schools nearby to our place.

  20. Christine Myburgh

    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?

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