Year of Entry Calculator

Find out which year your child should start school

We understand that finding the right school for your little one is a significant decision, and we’re here to make the process as seamless as possible. It all begins with determining the ideal year of entry for your child.

Our school thrives as a diverse community, welcoming families from across the globe. Whether you’re relocating from near or far, understanding when your child should start nursery or school can be a puzzle. That’s why we’ve designed this convenient tool to assist you.

For Nursery, children can join us any time after their second birthday in either our Cynets class (for age 2-3 yrs) or our Swans class (for age 3-4 yrs). When it comes to Reception, the they join us as ‘rising 4’ in the September after their fourth birthday.

Using the calculator below, you can simply input your child’s birth date, and it will guide you to the appropriate starting year. If you’re exploring the possibility of an occasional place in any year group beyond Reception, refer to the table below for a clear overview of which year group your child should be in for each calendar year.

We’re here to help you navigate this exciting educational journey. Welcome to Heathside School Hampstead, where your child’s growth and learning take center stage.

Child's date of birth


Your Child Start school in


Nursery in
Reception in

Geade Level Year of Entry


School Stage Year Group Year of Entry
EYFS Nursery / Kindergarten
EYFS Reception
KS1 Year 1
KS1 Year 2
KS2 Year 3
KS2 Year 4
KS2 Year 5
KS2 Year 6

Next steps

Now you know which is the right year of entry for your child, you can register them via the button below to add them to the waiting list for your chosen year of entry. We’d also love to see you at one of our open days, or for a private tour of the school. Click here to book a visit, or contact admissions@heathsideschoolhampstead.com to speak to start your journey with a chat with our Head of Admissions.

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