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Starting age of compulsary school       started by MommyBrown on 26 Apr 2011   (23525)
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From MommyBrown

26 Apr 2011 7:35 PM
(110618)
Hiya My son is 4 and due to start school here in the UK in September. We are planning on moving to Perth shortly after. When we arrive, does he go immediately into school or is there a year difference. I'm getting quite muddled with everything I read. If he does start school immediately, do I need to start applying once we know where we are living or wait until we are there? Many thanks x
From Will+Lynsey

To MommyBrown

26 Apr 2011 9:43 PM
(110619)
I'm guessing he will be due to start Pre-Primary in February?? When was his Birthday....my son was 4 in January and is currently in Kindy....due to start Pre-primary next Feb too..!! Hope this helps Lynsey
From MommyBrown

To Will+Lynsey

26 Apr 2011 9:50 PM
(110620)
Hi Lynsey Thank you so much for the response :O) Yes, he was 4 in February, so will be 5 in February 2012. Is Pre-primary the start of the 'compulsary' education or is that year 1. Are both pre-primary and year 1 done at the same schools, and are they the government funded ones? Sorry.. questions, questions, questions. lol xx
From Will+Lynsey

To MommyBrown

26 Apr 2011 9:58 PM
(110621)
Hi No Pre-Primary isn't 'officially' compulsary but most people do send there kids. The Kindy (2 full days per week)that my youngest goes to is in a Primary school so Pre-Primary then Year 1 etc follows on as normal. Its a state school so no fees other than the book list (about $100) plus uniforms :0) Shout if you want anymore help Lynsey
From MommyBrown

To Will+Lynsey

26 Apr 2011 10:05 PM
(110622)
You are a star.. Thank you so much for that. Its all making sense. I was having kittens regarding his schooling. At least I know that there is plenty of time to get him situated etc and not just throw him in anywhere. Many Thanks again :o)