Form to defer a school application | Oxfordshire County Council

Form to defer a school application

Delay admission to reception class for children born 1 April to 31 August.

Parents of summer born children (children born between 1 April and 31 August) may request that their application be deferred for entry to reception in September.

Full information on application deferrals can be found on pages 9 to 12 of the Starting School document (pdf format, 488Kb).

You should submit the request before 15 January.

Request form

There is no legal barrier to children being admitted outside their normal year group but it is relatively uncommon. Complete this form if you would like to make a formal request – it will be for the admissions authority and the relevant school to make a decision as to which year group the child will be admitted.


You can upload evidence to support your request.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx.

Please note that where, through the agreed procedure, a pupil is transferring school outside the normal year they will be treated equally to other children in the transfer group.

How we use your data

In this form, we ask for some personal information (such as name, address, postcode) in order to fulfil your request. This information is held securely and is only used to provide you with the service you have requested. Any processing of your information is carried out in line with the requirements of current data protection legislation. Further details about how we process personal data can be found in our Privacy notice.


Last reviewed
26 March 2018
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