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Placing your child in the right class is very important in their development. We allocate students to a class based on the following criteria:

  • Age according to UK schools’ criteria. (the table below is a guide to which class a child is most likely to enter)
Date of birthCohortSep 2018Sep 2019Sep 2020
01.09.2016 to 31.08.20172035--Nursery
01.09.2015 to 31.08.20162034-NurseryReception
01.09.2014 to 31.08.20152033NurseryReception1
01.09.2013 to 31.08.2014 2032Reception12
01.09.2012 to 31.08.2013 2031123
01.09.2011 to 31.08.2012 2030234
01.09.2010 to 31.08.2011 2029345
01.09.2009 to 31.08.2010 2028456
01.09.2008 to 31.08.2009 2027567
01.09.2007 to 31.08.20082026678
01.09.2006 to 31.08.20072025789
01.09.2005 to 31.08.200620248910
01.09.2004 to 31.08.2005202391011
01.09.2003 to 31.08.20042022101112
01.09.2002 to 31.08.20032021111213
01.09.2001 to 31.08.200220201213-
01.09.2000 to 31.08.2001201913--
  • Academic background (e.g. having already completed a specific year in the British system at a previous school).
  • Special circumstances based on observations and for specific social/emotional (non-academic) reasons.


Please note that whilst each applicant is considered individually and with reference to their educational background, based on best practice we do not generally advocate putting children in classes ahead of their age group.

School reserves the right, based on professional judgement, to move a student to another class and/or year group following careful consideration and clear communication with the parents should we feel the student is not optimally placed.