Western Australian Children to Step Up

Children in WA will be required to attend Pre-primary from 2013 and Year 7 in a Secondary school from 2015.
 
Find out what the changes mean for your child in the table below.
 
Birth year
Pre-primary
Year 7
1 July 1999 to 30 June 2000
2005
2012 Primar y school
1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001
2006
2013 Primar y school
1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002
2007
2014 Primar y school
1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003
2008
2015 Secondary school *
1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004
2009
2016 Secondary school *
1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005
2010
2017 Secondary school *
1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006
2011
2018 Secondary school
1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007
2012
2019 Secondary school
1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008
2013 Compulsory
2020 Secondary school
1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009
2014 Compulsory
2021 Secondary school
1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010
2015 Compulsory
2022 Secondary school
1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011
2016 Compulsory
2023 Secondary school
  1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012
2017 Compulsory
  2024 Secondary school
 
* Special consideration for families with children in small country schools.
 
Please go to det.wa.edu.au/schoolsandyou for further information or contact the Parent Line on T 1800 791 197 or email therighttime@det.wa.edu.au.