This harrowing message from Ruth in Coventry needs no introduction, but it does need ACTION (by the DfE) to stop this shockingly unfair postcode lottery, as promised.
“Everyone is posting pictures of their sweet children who aren’t starting school this week, and I am so happy for you all that were able to do so.
Here is a picture of my two summer born children who have to start Year 1 (age 5 years, 3 months) and Reception (age 4 years, 1 month).
I have fought since June to stop this but was told no everywhere.
This is the biggest failure for me as a mother.”