Summer-born children: school admission

Departmental advice on the admission to school of children born in the summer months.



This departmental advice is for:

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

It relates to local-authority-maintained schools.

It aims to help understand the framework within which admission authorities must operate when admitting summer-born children.

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

Departmental advice helps you understand how to comply with the law or explains what our policies mean in practice. You do not have to follow the advice.