compulsory school age england
If you turn 16 between 1 March and 30 September you can leave school after 31 May of that year.
You must then do one of the following until you’re 18:
Most children start school full-time in the September after they turn 4.
For example, if your child reaches compulsory school age on 31 March, they must start full-time education at the beginning of the next term (summer term that year).
However, many children receive education from the age of 3 or 4 by attending a nursery group, playgroup or the nursery or reception class of a Primary School. It will be the choice of your parents whether you go to school before the age of 5.
Your parents, by law, must make sure that you are in full-time education from the term after your fifth birthday. This is called compulsory school age. From this age, you must either be in school or receive home education.
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Whether you love it or hate it (or just think that you do) there comes a time when everyone has to leave their school. What’s interesting, is how this time has changed over the years in England to make our school leaving age what it is today.
Today, students must continue education or training until the age of 18. However, students have a choice of whether to stay in full-time education or to choose a more vocational route, such as an apprenticeship.