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Pupils' age on entry to each school year group

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Last updated on 12 May 2017
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How old are pupils in each school year group? We have created a table which explains how old pupils typically are on entry to each year. We also set out information on compulsory school age, and explain that pupils may sometimes be placed outside their chronological age group.

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  1. 1 How pupil ages correspond to year groups
  2. 2 Compulsory school age
  3. 3 Placing pupils outside their chronological age group

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