What age do you start and finish school?
Many children start school in the September after their 4th birthday. However, children can start in the September after their 5th birthday if you don’t think they are ready or they are younger (born between 1 April and 31 August). All children should be in school by the September following their 5th birthday at the latest.
Children move to secondary school in September after their 11th birthday and must stay until they are 16. In England, all students must continue with either study or training until they turn 18. They can choose to do this in school or at college.
The school year
The school year starts in September, ends in July and there are three terms during the school year. You can find out the dates on Leeds City Council’s website:
Find schools near you
You can also use the Leeds City Council website to search for schools in your area.
You can see where all primary schools in Leeds are on this map:
You can see where all secondary schools in Leeds are on this map: