Deferred Entrants

Deferred Entrants to P1

Are parents entitled to a continued nursery place if their child’s entry to school is deferred?

Parents of children whose birth date is January or February are able to choose to defer their child’s entry into primary 1.  In such cases, the Council must fully-fund the additional year.

Parents of children whose birth date is September – December are able to apply to the Council for consideration of a deferred year for their child.  If the Council grants the requests then funding is agreed; however, if the Council does not grant the request then parents may choose to defer their child but they will be asked to pay for the place.

Children whose birth date is March – August should go to primary school; there is no discretion applied for these children.

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