Report on the findings of a survey of local authorities about the admission of summer-born children.


Delayed school admissions for summer-born pupils (2019)

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-054-6, DFE-RR936 PDF, 294KB, 15 pages


This report covers the following information for the 2017 and 2018 academic year:

  • local authorities’ admissions policies for handling requests for summer-born pupils to delay entry to reception

  • the number of requests made and accepted to delay entry of summer-born pupils to reception

  • local authorities’ encouragement of parental engagement with schools on this issue

The 2019 report updates findings from the 2018 report.

It also compares the above data with that from the 2017 survey published in the 2018 report, to show trends across 4 academic years (2016 to 2019).

Guidance on school admissions for summer born pupils is available.

Published 21 October 2019