Schools, education and childcare Starting school later

Make a request

If you want to ask for your child to start later you should send us:

  • Your child's name and date of birth;
  • The schools you have applied to; and
  • a statement clearly giving your reasons. You should also send any evidence you have to support your request, such as letters from any professionals who may be involved - like a doctor or speech therapist.

Email your statement and evidence to:

Up until 15 January you will get a decision within 20 days of us receiving the request. After that we'll make decisions as soon as possible.

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