Category Archives: CAMPAIGN UPDATES

Schools Adjudicator Upholds Objection Against Wakefield Council Summer Born Admissions

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator determination can be read in full here. In brief, the “objection refers specifically to explanatory note 16.9 in the arrangements which says that: • there is an “expectation” that, where parents of summer born … Continue reading

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Summer Born Admissions and A New Normal Post-Coronavirus

Before the COVID-19 crisis, many parents of summer born children had unanswered questions, unresolved battles, ongoing concerns about their children’s education, and worries about their children’s social and emotional well being. With the government’s effective closure of schools and nurseries, … Continue reading

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Sports Initiative Helps Young Players Overcome Birth Month Disadvantage

The Summer Born Campaign was contacted about this initiative in Surrey, and is happy to share it here. With thanks to the Late Birthday Project: Surrey-based sports initiative helping young players overcome the ‘late birthdate’ disadvantage

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What are the “unintended consequences” of CSAge entry?

An exchange between Stephen Hammond MP and Schools Minister Nick Gibb, during a House of Commons debate on Monday, highlighted their shared concern that flexibility for summer born children entering school Reception class at CSAge might have “unintended consequences”.

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DfE Publishes New Data on Summer Born Admissions

The DfE has published a new report this week: “Delayed school admissions for summer born pupils Research report (September 2019)” This follows its 2018 report, which the Summer Born Campaign reviewed here. The 2019 report conclusion confirms an ongoing postcode lottery:

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New NICE Guidance to Include CSAge Summer Born Children

In January this year, I registered the Summer Born Campaign as a Stakeholder for an update of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline: Social and emotional well-being in primary and secondary education of guideline In May, I submitted comments … Continue reading

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School Admissions Code Consultation Launches Autumn 2019

In answer to a DfE written question on July 8th, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, Lord Agnew of Oulton, said “a public consultation… will be launched in the autumn.” It has been almost 4 years since Nick Gibb, … Continue reading

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