primary school start age
For example, if your child reaches compulsory school age on 31 March, they must start full-time education at the beginning of the next term (summer term that year).
Your child must start full-time education once they reach compulsory school age. This is on 31 December, 31 March or 31 August following their fifth birthday – whichever comes first. If your child’s fifth birthday is on one of those dates then they reach compulsory school age on that date.
You need to apply to enrol your children in school for 2021 if they are:
Enrolments are now open. Contact your local public school to apply to enrol. Please return your application to your local school by Friday 24 July 2020.
In Turkey, the compulsory education is 12 years, divided into primary and secondary school. The school term starts in September, running through June.
It also requires children in the 6-14 age group to attend a school to receive compulsory primary education.
This means that a child who has turned five on or by 1 January in any year must start Prep in that year, or be provided with approved home education.
Every child, from the year after they turn 5 must be enrolled at and attending school, or an approved home education program. Children can also attend Kindergarten from 4 years of age.
There are a small number of schools which cater solely for Year 1-3 or Year 4-7 age ranges.
In the first two years of primary school your child will experience the same sort of learning and activities they were used to in their early years – this is called the Foundation Stage. The next two years are called Key Stage 1 (P3 and P4) and the next three years are known as Key Stage 2 (P5, P6 and P7). On completion of seven years of primary education, children transfer to post primary schools at the age of 11.