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Just curious what age can your child be skipped up a grade? My daughter is 6 years old and in year 1, quite smart for her age and is doing year 2 work at the moment. She will be in year 2 next year and most likely be doing year 3 work. When is it a good age for them to skip a class? Or should I just keep her with her age kids and do the next year work where she is?

Posted by kjgarner, 5th November 2015

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  • Yes chat with her teacher. Nowadays they give harder work to the smarter children and teach at different levels at primary and high school. It should be possible to accommodate your child at her own level.

  • This is something that has to be discussed with her teachers.

  • I hope your daughter is doing well at school.

  • oooh hard to say. you would have to talk to the school. i thought that kid’s skipped grades based on a principal/teacher invite.

  • Next year I’ll ask the teacher to see what they think thanks

  • See what the teacher suggests. It would be hard for your daughter to settle in with the older kids, all the little cliques would have formed. If she’s already doing the next years level of work, I would consider leaving her where she is

  • as much as she may be more developed in school work before even considering skipping I would ensure she is socially and psychologically prepared to move up a grade. Then approach the school to discuss – there is a process but it is possible at anytime.

  • It depends on what your school offers for children such as yours – I would discuss options with your school and go from there. If you are seriously looking at skipping a grade, I would have thought sooner rather than later would be best – again talk to your school and potential alternative schools.

  • I think it’s something you should discuss with the teacher. Don’t they have any special “Advanced” or “Challenge” classes in your school?

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