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.