Starting school a year later or a year earlier
Starting school at a different time to the child’s peers is subject to an application process, in which decisions are made well in advance of starting comprehensive education.
Starting school a year later
A guardian of the child may apply for permission to start comprehensive school a year later than that which is statutory. The decision is based on a psychological and, if necessary, a medical report. The area manager makes the decision concerning postponement of the start of comprehensive education.
If the start of school is postponed, preschool education for the child is organised at day care. After receiving the decision on postponement of the start of comprehensive education, the guardian may apply for placement in preschool education with the day care centre by submitting an application to the director of the day care centre. Further information is provided by the local day care centre.
Starting school a year earlier
A child is entitled to start comprehensive education one year earlier than that which is statutory, if the child has the prerequisites to manage the studies based on psychological and, if necessary, medical reports. The guardian must acquire and pay for the necessary expert statement.
The decision on starting comprehensive education one year earlier is made by the area manager for comprehensive education. Further information is provided by the local school.