The BBC’s Ian Wight reported on the battle that parents of summer born children are facing with admission authorities when they request a reception class place for their compulsory school age child.
Wight’s report highlighted the experience of Mary Lawler and her August 28 born son Oscar, who have just recently won their fight with Bradford Council, and included a comment from Michelle Melson, co-author of a recent Summer Born Report.
Michelle said, “Parents are the best advocates for their children… They need to pressurise their admissions authorities, don’t let it go, let their MPs know [and] ask their MPs to write to the Department of Education.”
You can watch the full report HERE on BBC iPlayer (6 minutes into the programme).
You can also read reports in The Telegraph (see comments below) and Yorkshire Post.