Policy on deferral of school starting age - January 2022

Date published: 31 January 2022

This document sets out the core components of the Department’s policy on Deferral of School Starting Age, including the rationale for change and objectives for the new policy.

It also explains what the policy proposals mean for children, parents and practitioners. The policy contains a series of key actions that will be reviewed regularly, with progress reported to the Education Minister and published on the DE website.

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