Summer-born children: school admission

Guidance about school admissions for children born in the summer.


Admission of summer-born children in schools


This is for:

  • local authorities
  • school admission authorities
  • parents of summer-born children

It applies to local-authority-maintained schools.

It explains how school admission authorities must operate to provide school admissions for summer-born children.

You should read it in conjunction with the ‘School admissions code’.

Published 26 July 2013
Last updated 19 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated advice document to take into account changes resulting from the publication of the revised school admissions code.
  2. Updated document clarifies the compulsory school age.
  3. First published.