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Cranborne

CE First School and Nursery

Love, Learn, Fly – Do Everything in Love: 1 Corinthians 16:14

When does my child start school?

Children will start school in the September at the start of the school year following the one in which they turn four years of age. Parents have a legal entitlement for their child to attend on a full-time basis from the beginning of the school year. The school states a preference that parents consider carefully the suitability of this. Whilst the school acknowledges that some children are more ready than others, our experience over many years is that all children need the process of acclimatising to school expectations and routines, to be staged. We have found that the vast majority of young children are most receptive to learning in the mornings. Parents are urged to keep their child part-time for the time they deem most suitable. Start dates for full-time can be September, in November after the half-term holiday or in January after the Christmas holiday.
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