Parents who want to delay their child’s first year of school have varying success rates depending on where they live, a BBC investigation has found.
The Summer Born Campaign’s Rosie Dutton is quoted in the BBC’s article:
“It has been over three years since that letter was released by Nick Gibb, and in those three years many children have been forced to miss reception or start school before their parents wanted them to.
“We really need this legislation published quickly.“
The BBC reports that a DfE spokesperson “suggested the majority of requests for delayed admissions were being agreed in line with parents’ wishes.”
Rosie is also talking on these radio stations, and others, today (scheduled times):
BBC Shropshire (7.08am)
BBC Hereford and Worcestershire (7.20am)
BBC West Midlands (7.30am)
BBC Berkshire (7.40am)
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire (8.08am)
BBC Cornwall (8.20am)