compulsory education uk

If you do not think your child is ready to start school by then, they can start part-way through the year or part time – as long as they are in full-time education by the time they reach ‘compulsory school age’.
For example, if your child reaches compulsory school age on 31 March, they must start full-time education at the beginning of the next term (summer term that year).

If you turn 16 between 1 March and 30 September you can leave school after 31 May of that year.
If you turn 16 between 2 July and 31 August you can’t leave school until 30 June the following year.

  • children who will turn 5 between 1st January and 31st March are of compulsory school age at the beginning of the term after 1st April
  • children who will turn 5 between 1st April and 31st August are of compulsory school age from the beginning of the term after 1st September
  • children who will turn 5 between 1st September and 31st December are of compulsory school age from the beginning of the term after 1st January.

Your parents, by law, must make sure that you are in full-time education from the term after your fifth birthday. This is called compulsory school age. From this age, you must either be in school or receive home education.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Compulsory education uk
From a modest start made by a small group of parents in 1977, Education Otherwise (EO) has grown to become a well respected and vibrant registered charity, supporting and advising home educating families in England and Wales.
With your support we can provide help and advice for home educating families and children.

This project aims to examine how pathways to post-compulsory education vary between different groups of pupils. Areas of specific interest include the progression of pupils from Welsh medium schools and how these pathways vary by socio-economic characteristics such as gender, free-school meal status, ethnicity and those with special educational needs.
10 February 2020

Compulsory education uk
There are usually two types of school leavers:
The infographic below illustrates how the school leaving age has changed, since the first compulsory school leaving age up to today.

Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 11 June 2014

Owing to the current exceptional circumstances, there is very limited telephone access to the Pupil Services Team. For any queries, please email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Children are required by law to receive full-time education at the start of the school term following their fifth birthday but have the opportunity to start in the reception year in the September following their fourth birthday. Children are normally admitted to the reception year at school in the September following their fourth birthday.

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References:

http://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school
http://lawstuff.org.uk/education/when-do-i-have-to-go-to-school/
http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/article/compulsory-education-and-training-until-18-becomes-law
http://www.educationotherwise.org/
http://www.adruk.org/our-work/browse-all-projects/understanding-participation-in-post-compulsory-education-and-training-153/
http://leavershoodiescompany.co.uk/2018/04/2018-school-leavers-englands-history-of-the-school-leaving-age/
http://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S1537-466120140000017014/full/html
http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/schools-and-admissions/admissions/primary-school-admissions/compulsory-school-age/
http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/international/curricula-and-exams/uk-overview
http://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school