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John O'Dowd indicates new school age rules likely

11 September 2013 Last updated at 18:46 BST

Education Minister John O'Dowd has indicated he is willing to introduce new rules to allow flexibility on the school starting age.

Mr O'Dowd was speaking after a campaign group of parents and teachers addressed the Education Committee at Stormont on Wednesday.

The minister told the BBC his "mindset was to bring a scheme into play".

Mark Simpson reports.