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Age Requirements & Grades

Here we explain your child's year group, based on their current age, and the equivalent in the US school system.

For the 2019 - 2020 school year, children who turn three after September 1, 2019 may still enroll in the Nursery program. However, they will need to repeat Nursery with their age-appropriate cohort the following year. 

Children must be four years of age by August 31 to enter Reception. All children need to be potty trained prior to starting school. 

Children in playground
Birth Date Age US Grade UK Year Group School Stage
Sept. 1 2015 - Aug. 31 2016 3-4 Preschool Nursery Foundation
Sept. 1 2014 - Aug. 31 2015 4-5 Junior Kindergarten Reception
Sept. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2014 5-6 Kindergarten Year 1 Primary
Sept. 1 2012 - Aug. 31 2013 6-7 Grade 1 Year 2
Sept. 1 2011 - Aug. 31 2012 7-8 Grade 2 Year 3
Sept. 1 2010 - Aug. 31 2011 8-9 Grade 3 Year 4
Sept. 1 2009 - Aug. 31 2010 9-10 Grade 4 Year 5
Sept. 1 2008 - Aug. 31 2009 10-11 Grade 5 Year 6
Sept. 1 2007 - Aug. 31 2008 11-12 Grade 6 Year 7 Secondary
Sept. 1 2006 - Aug. 31 2007 12-13 Grade 7 Year 8
Sept. 1 2005 - Aug. 31 2006 13-14 Grade 8 Year 9
Sept. 1 2004 - Aug. 31 2005 14-15 Grade 9 Year 10
Sept. 1 2003 - Aug. 31 2004 15-16 Grade 10 Year 11
Sept. 1 2002 - Aug. 31 2003 16-17 Grade 11 Year 12
Sept. 1 2001 - Aug. 31 2002 17-18 Grade 12 Year 13