Summer-born children – flexible school start needed

MP Annette Brooke has tabled an Early Day Motion urging more flexibility on the school start date for summer-born children. Parents of summer-born children often want to exercise their right to a later school start date, but fear they might lose their chose school place. The reality is that these children often lose their reception place and have to go on a waiting list for year one.

The BBC have reported that “Evidence suggests younger children in a class can do less well than their older peers, and some parents feel delaying the school start can help

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