Kent

Walderslade school seeks change to entry age for pupils

Members of the public are being asked for their views on plans to change the age range for pupils at a Kent school.

Walderslade Primary School, in Chatham, wants to admit three-year-olds rather than waiting for them to turn four.

The plans will be subject to a public consultation and children will not have to start school when they are three.

If agreed, the changes would coincide with the opening of the school's new building in September 2011, with the first three-year-olds admitted in 2012.

The plans would allow the school to provide primary school education for children throughout the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

It currently admits children into its reception year when they are at least four years old, which is part way through the Early Years Foundation Stage for children aged up to five.

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