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    Which is the Correct Year Group for my Child?

    If your child is not currently at an English school you may be unfamiliar with our year group names. Use this table to decide which of our year groups is the correct one for your child.

    1. Start by deciding which academic year you would like your child to join us in by looking down the left-hand column of the table.

    2. Read across until you find the period (September to August) that includes your child's birthday.

    3. Read up the table to find both the Kimbolton year group that is appropriate for your child and also its National Curriculum equivalent.

    Please Note: the Reception Year to Year 6 form the Preparatory School, while the First to Upper Sixth Forms comprise the Senior School.

    Joining Year Group
      Kimbolton School Year  Reception Year  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 1st Form 2nd
    Form
    3rd Form 4th Form 5th Form L6th
    Form
    U6th
    Form
      Age 4+ 5+ 6+ 7+ 8+ 9+ 10+ 11+ 12+ 13+ 14+ 15+ 16+ 17
    English National Curriculum Year  Reception Year Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5  Year 6 Year
    7
    Year
    8
    Year
     9
    Year
    10
    Year 11 Year
    12
    Year
    13
    Entry
    Year
    2017-18  Sep 12
     Aug 13
    Sep 11 - Aug 12 Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09 - Aug 10 Sep 08 - Aug 09 Sep 07 - Aug 08 Sep 06 - Aug 07 Sep 05 - Aug 06 Sep 04
    - Aug 05
    Sep 03 - Aug 04 Sep 02
    - Aug 03
    Sep 01 - Aug 02 Sep 00
    - Aug 01
    Sep 99
    - Aug 00
    Entry
    Year
    2018-19 Sep 13
    - Aug 14
    Sep 12 - Aug 13 Sep 11 - Aug 12 Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09 - Aug 10 Sep 08 - Aug 09 Sep 07 - Aug 08 Sep 06 - Aug 07 Sep 05
    - Aug 06
    Sep 04 - Aug 05 Sep 03
    - Aug 04 
    Sep 02 - Aug 03 Sep 01
    - Aug 02
    Sep 00
    - Aug 01
    Entry
    Year
    2019-20 Sep 14
    - Aug 15
    Sep 13 - Aug 14 Sep 12 - Aug 13 Sep 11 - Aug 12  Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09 - Aug 10 Sep 08 - Aug 09 Sep 07 - Aug 08 Sep 06
    - Aug 07
    Sep 05 - Aug 06 Sep 04
    - Aug 05
    Sep 03 - Aug 04  Sep 02
    - Aug 03 
    Sep 01
    - Aug 02
    Entry
    Year
    2020-21  Sep 15
    - Aug 16
    Sep 14 - Aug 15 Sep 13 - Aug 14 Sep 12 - Aug 13  Sep 11 - Aug 12 Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09 - Aug 10 Sep 08 - Aug 09 Sep 07 - Aug 08  Sep 06 - Aug 07 Sep 05
    - Aug 06
    Sep 04 - Aug 05  Sep 03
    - Aug 04
    Sep 02
    - Aug 03
    Entry
    Year
    2021-22 Sep 16
    - Aug 17
    Sep 15 - Aug 16 Sep 14 - Aug 15 Sep 13 - Aug 14 Sep 12 - Aug 13 Sep 11 - Aug 12 Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09 - Aug 10  Sep 08 - Aug 09 Sep 07 - Aug 08 Sep 06
    - Aug 07
    Sep 05 - Aug 06 Sep 04
    - Aug 05
    Sep 03
    - Aug 04
    Entry
    Year
    2022-23 Sep 17
    - Aug 18
    Sep 16 - Aug 17 Sep 15 - Aug 16 Sep 14 - Aug 15 Sep 13 - Aug 14 Sep 12 - Aug 13 Sep 11 - Aug 12 Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09 - Aug 10  Sep 08 - Aug 09 Sep 07
    - Aug 08
    Sep 06 - Aug 07 Sep 05
    - Aug 06
    Sep 04
    - Aug 05
    Entry
    Year
    2023-24  Sep 18
    - Aug 19
    Sep 17 - Aug 18 Sep 16 - Aug 17 Sep 15 - Aug 16  Sep 14 - Aug 15 Sep 13 - Aug 14 Sep 12 - Aug 13 Sep 11 - Aug 12  Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09 - Aug 10  Sep 08
    - Aug 09 
    Sep 07 - Aug 08 Sep 06
    - Aug 07
    Sep 05
    - Aug 06
    Entry
    Year
    2024-25 Sep 19
    - Aug 20
    Sep 18 - Aug 19 Sep 17 - Aug 18  Sep 16 - Aug 17  Sep 15 - Aug 16 Sep 14 - Aug 15 Sep 13 - Aug 14 Sep 12 - Aug 13 Sep 11 - Aug 12 Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09
    - Aug 10
    Sep 08 - Aug 09 Sep 07
    - Aug 08
    Sep 06
    - Aug 07
    Entry
    Year
    2025-26 Sep 20
    - Aug 21
    Sep 19
    - Aug 20
    Sep 18 - Aug 19 Sep 17 - Aug 18  Sep 16 - Aug 17  Sep 15 - Aug 16 Sep 14 - Aug 15 Sep 13 - Aug 14 Sep 12 - Aug 13 Sep 11 - Aug 12 Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09
    - Aug 10
    Sep 08 - Aug 09 Sep 07
    - Aug 08
    Entry
    Year
    2026-27 Sep 21
    - Aug 22
    Sep 20
    - Aug 21
    Sep 19
    - Aug 20
    Sep 18 - Aug 19 Sep 17 - Aug 18  Sep 16 - Aug 17  Sep 15 - Aug 16 Sep 14 - Aug 15 Sep 13 - Aug 14 Sep 12 - Aug 13 Sep 11 - Aug 12 Sep 10 - Aug 11 Sep 09
    - Aug 10
    Sep 08 - Aug 09