Today’s poll: Should parents have the right to delay entry into reception for summer-borns until they are 5?

Currently parents of summer-born children have the right to ask delay their entry into reception until they are five, but schools and local authorities can decline.

After presenting figures that suggest August born children are 50% more likely to be labelled as having special needs at the age of 11 than those born in September, schools minister Nick Gibb is looking at introducing the automatic right to delay reception entry until the September after they are five.

Good idea?

 

Should parents have the right to delay entry into reception for summer-borns until they are 5?

 

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Comments

  1. Nairb

    So Wilshaw makes a speech saying the place for two year olds, especially poorer families, is in school and Gibb says naughty schools and those despicable LAs are forcing children into school to soon. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t, folks. Again.

  2. Mrcjhewitt

    SchoolsImprove I have a Sept boy and an August girl 23 months age dif but 1 school year apart utterly stupid concept #thoughtupbyidiots

  3. kellybathie1

    SchoolsImprove YES, YES AND YES. give parents the right to choose what is right for their summerborn child not a local authority.

  4. kellybathie1

    SchoolsImprove YES, YES AND YES. give parents the right to choose what is right for their summerborn child not a local authority.

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