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When children can start school

In Western Australia, children can start their education in Kindergarten, however compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre-primary.

All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law.

You can find out what year your children need to start school with our school-age calculator.

School Age Calculator

Use our calculator below to determine when your child can start school.

Please enter your child's date of birth:

Your child can start Kindergarten in

Your child will start Pre-primary in

Your child will start Year 1 in