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Age Placement Guide

When new pupils join ELA Basel, they are placed into the correct year group for their age. 

Please consult the chart below to determine which year group your child is eligible to enter, according to their date of birth.

Group/Year Group Entry in 2023-24 School Year Entry in 2024-25 School Year
  Date of birth/age at entry Date of birth/age at entry
Babies (Blue, Red, Yellow) 3 months to 17 months old 3 months to 17 months old
Toddlers (Brown, Green, Orange, & Purple) 17 months to 3 years old 17 months to 3 years old
Pre-school (Grey, Pink, Turquoise, & Violet)  3 years old to 4 years old 3 years old to 4 years old
Reception 01.08.2018 - 31.07.2019 01.08.2019 - 31.07.2020
Year 1 01.08.2017 - 31.07.2018 1.08.2018 - 31.07.2019
Year 2 01.08.2016 - 31.07.2017 01.08.2017 - 31.07.2018
Year 3 01.08.2015 - 31.07.2016 01.08.2016 - 31.07.2017
Year 4 01.08.2014 - 31.07.2015 01.08.2015 - 31.07.2016
Year 5 01.08.2013 - 31.07.2014 01.08.2014 - 31.07.2015
Year 6 01.08.2012 - 31.07.2013 01.08.2013 - 31.07.2014
Year 7 01.08.2011 - 31.07.2012 01.08.2012 - 31.07.2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your child is transferring to ELA Basel from another country or from the local Swiss school and you would like to understand how their current grade translates into our year groups, please click on the button below to download our School Grade Placement Table.

School grade placement table