Why can’t summer-born children start school later?

summerborn - michelle melson pic 1On February 26, journalist Sarah Cassidy published an excellent article in The Independent titled, “An age-old problem: Why can’t summer-born children start school later?“.
Her report included the experiences of parents of summer born children who are facing a year 1 entry for when their child reaches compulsory school age – instead of equal access to the full seven years of primary school education.
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