Children in Scotland usually start primary school in the August term after their fifth birthday. This generally means that children start school when they are aged between four-and-a-half and five-and-a-half.
All three and four-year-old children, and some two-year-olds, in Scotland have the entitlement to 600 hours per year of early learning and childcare.
This information is for you if your child is moving to a new school - for example, if you have moved home or if your child is about to start secondary school.
Transitions and changes are part of everyone's life. The vast majority of children and young people look forward to moving on. However transitions can be challenging and support from parents and staff can help transitions go more smoothly.
Every young person who is leaving compulsory education and moving on to further learning, training or employment should receive an offer of post-16 learning.