If you wish to defer your child’s school entry you should still register your child at their catchment primary school and complete the Additional Year/Deferred Entry application form which will be available from week beginning 7 January. The closing date for this is 31 January 2020.
The entry to a primary school in East Dunbartonshire is at the start of the new session in August each year. If your child’s 5th birthday falls the day after the first day of the new school year (August) - February, you are entitled to apply to defer entry to primary school.
Children whose birthdays fall in January and February are entitled to an additional year’s funding of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC).
Children whose birthdays fall from the day after the first day of the new school year (August) to 31 December, will be considered for funding by The Early Years Community Assessment Team (EYCAT).