Which year group should my child be in?

For admissions to the 2022-23 academic year, we are following the year group allocations below, based on the child’s date of birth. Please note that for this academic year, we are opening from Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) to Year 9 only.

AgeDate of Birth BetweenYear GroupKey Stage
3-41 Sep 2018 – 30 Sep 2019FS1Early Years Foundation Stage
4-51 Sep 2017 – 30 Sep 2018FS2Early Years Foundation Stage
5-61 Sep 2016 – 30 Sep 2017Year 1Key Stage 1
6-71 Sep 2015 – 30 Sep 2016Year 2Key Stage 1
7-81 Sep 2014 – 30 Sep 2015Year 3Key Stage 2
8-91 Sep 2013 – 30 Sep 2014Year 4Key Stage 2
9-101 Sep 2012 – 30 Sep 2013Year 5Key Stage 2
10-111 Sep 2011 – 30 Sep 2012Year 6Key Stage 2
11-121 Sep 2010 – 30 Sep 2011Year 7Key Stage 3
12-131 Sep 2009 – 30 Sep 2010Year 8Key Stage 3
13-141 Sep 2008 – 30 Sep 2009Year 9Key Stage 3
14-151 Sep 2007 – 30 Sep 2008Year 10Key Stage 4
15-161 Sep 2006 – 30 Sep 2007Year 11Key Stage 4
16-171 Sep 2005 – 30 Sep 2006Year 12Key Stage 5
17-181 Sep 2004 – 30 Sep 2005Year 13Key Stage 5

Further Admissions Information

English National Curriculum Overview
  • The English National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years starting with the Early Years Foundation Stage, which caters to students aged 3 - 5.The students then move into ‘Key Stages’ (KS).
  • KS1 and 2 are referred to as Primary Education, while KS3 is the start of Secondary School.
  • KS4, is the start of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (I/GCSE), Years 10 and 11.
  • KS5 or Sixth Form, is when the students start their A-Levels. Years 12 and 13.
Ministry of Education Guidelines
  • The MoE&HE Guidelines state that all students must complete a full academic school year before they can move to the next year group. If your child has not completed part of a school year, they may have to repeat the year, irrespective of their age.
  • Students cannot be more than two years older than the year group age they are applying to join*.
  • If you are moving from a different curriculum to the English National Curriculum (ENC), please check the MoE Guidelines as to the equivalency of your child's curriculum to the ENC. For example, Scotland Prim. 2 = ENC Year 1, whereas US or IB Grade 1 = ENC Year 2.

Further information on this can be found on the MoE&HE Guidelines, read more here.

*Please note that any requests for children to enter a different year group to the one corresponding to their age will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.