Additional year of early learning and childcare/Deferred entry to primary school

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 formThe closing date for this is the end of January each year.  
 
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 birthday falls between September 2013 and February 2014 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 between 1 September to 31 December will be considered for funding by The Early Years Community Assessment Team (EYCAT).