It is our policy that children begin full-time education during the academic year in which they turn 5 years of age. Children who have their 5th birthday between the beginning of September and the end of February start school fulltime in September. Those who turn 5 between the beginning of March and the end of August have the option of attending school on a part-time or full-time basis until the end of the autumn term and then from January, they will attend school full-time.