Deferring school for Summer born children

Application process for summer-born deferment

All families considering Summer-born deferment should speak to the professionals who work with their child to get a full picture as to whether deferring reception for a year would be in their best interests for both the short and the long term.      

Children who are Looked After, or have an Education Health and Care plan or social worker

Families or carers should discuss their possible deferment request with the relevant professional before submitting their application to defer. They maybe able to help with supporting evidence or completing your application if they believe deferment will be in the best interest of the child.

  • ​​Looked After children - Virtual School at the local authority responsible for the child.
  • Education Health and Care plan - Newham 0-25 SEND Service.
  • Social worker – Social worker 

All of these should provide you with support in making you application and the admission meeting if they believe it will be in the best interest of the child to start reception a year later than expected.

​Complete and submit the application form​