What makes a student full or part-time?

You may have students who are not compulsory school age, and so aren't required to attend your school morning and afternoon 5 days a week, such as Nursery or Post-16 students. It's especially important for primary schools to know which of their students are part-time for the census, and to be able to accurately input students' funded hours.

  • If the student attends 5 am and 5 pm registration sessions at your school (10 in total, one am and one pm each day), they are classed as full-time.
  • If the student attends less than 10 sessions a week, they are classed as part-time.

The number of hours spent in school, or receiving teaching does not impact whether a student is classed as full-time or part-time.

The easiest way to see where students are enrolled is to use the Students > Enrolment > Courses > Bulk Enrolment page (you can see how to use this page here). In this example, you can see my nursery am and pm registration sessions for the full week.

  • Stevie and Sky would both be classed as part-time
  • Fynn would be classed as full-time


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