Your child will enter compulsory education in the school academic year that they will turn age 5. This first year of compulsory education is called Reception. UK school years are calculated based on a child’s age between 1st Sept and 31st August in this academic year. Some pre-prep schools encourage parents to start children earlier, with a year of full-time school prior to Reception, in a school year usually called Nursery. Consider your childcare options, if Mum is returning to work – childminder, grandparents, pre-school or nursery. Consider registration for entry to some London pre-prep schools.
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