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Summer-born pupils face 'school postcode lottery'

Some parents of children born between April and August who want to delay when their child starts school claim they could become victims of a postcode lottery.

Government advice has been recently updated allowing parents of so called "summer-borns" to defer a year, but it is not always guaranteed.

In Hampshire parents are being told they can do so, but West Sussex parents claim it has been made difficult for them.

  • 04 Dec 2014