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The term ‘rising fives’ usually relates to children who are still 4 years old at the outset of a school term but will reach 5 before the term is over. A policy of admitting rising fives to a reception class is thus one involving admissions each term to primary school. This practice has been widespread in England for many years, but has been recently under review. Local authorities are currently required to ensure that all children receive schooling from the start of the term following their fifth birthday.

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