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Summer born school starting age could change

Parents of children born in the summer months could be allowed to let their child start school a year late.

The September cut-off can mean some children are almost a year younger than others when they start in reception.

Studies suggest "summer babies" are likely to perform less well than their older classmates.

Now the government is to allow parents in England the right to delay their child's education for a year, with the reassurance they will not then be forced to skip 12 months to catch up with their peers.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 09 Sep 2015
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