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John O'Dowd indicates new school age rules likely

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.

  • 11 Sep 2013