Out of Age Group Cohort

If a student is in the Out of Age Group Cohort, they will have an Out of Age Group Cohort tag on their profile.

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This DfE article on the National Curriculum shows the expected ages for students in each year.

  • For Nursery, this will only show if they are out of the range 0 to 4.999 years at the start of the Academic Year.
  • For Reception this will only show if they are out of the range 3 to 5.999 years at the start of the Academic Year.
  • It is only from Year 1 onwards that the range is more restrictive - aged 5 to 5.999 at the start of the Academic Year for Year 1 and so on. If the student starts Year 1 and is 6 or above, they will be classed as Out of Age Cohort.

If they are not out of age for their cohort at the very start of the Academic Year, they will not flag as being Out of Age Cohort.

Please note: The DfE considers the start of the academic year to be 31st August. This means that a student who becomes the right age for the year group after that date will be classed as Out of Age Cohort. 

For example, a student who is in year 11 this year who was 14 on the 31st August will be classed as Out of Age Cohort as they should have been in year 10. For year 11 a student should be between 15 and 16 years old on 31st August and for year 11 a student should be between 14 and 15 on 31st August. 

How do I find a list of my Out of Age Cohort students?

Go to Students > Demographics > Derived Indicators > Educational Needs > Out of Age Group Cohort.

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