But what will it mean for the chances of compulsory school age summer born children being allowed to access a whole education and a full curriculum?
It’s too soon to say, but like countless others with education issues, summer born parents will have their eyes peeled and ears to the ground for any shred of hope that the new Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, will understand that forcing children to start school early or miss an entire year of their education later on is not in their best interests.
Listening to LBC’s Nick Abbot show on Saturday night (July 12, 2014), he reminded listeners that very often the real policy and decision makers are the Cabinet department officials, and not the Ministers themselves.
And as many parents of summer born children know, communication from the Department for Education in the last year has been inconsistent and changing, despite ever growing evidence of huge problems being experienced nationwide.
Perhaps the only hope of correcting the DfE’s current ‘chronological’ course is a strong Education Minister, and one that truly understands what it means for summer born school admissions to be CLEAR, FAIR and OBJECTIVE.