Category Archives: EXAMPLE CASES

B is for Book, Bored and Below Compulsory School Age

I’m not an early years teaching expert, but I have witnessed firsthand how ingrained a hatred of reading can develop in some children, and was acutely reminded of this when I watched the BBC 4 documentary ‘B is for Book‘. As a former secondary … Continue reading

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Postal Delay for Parents of Summer Born Children

While most parents in England found out today which primary school has offered their child a place, for parents of some summer born children, like Leo in Surrey, they won’t find out until the postman arrives with a letter tomorrow (or later in … Continue reading

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Cambridgeshire MP Supports Summer Born Children

There are a number of councils (and schools) in England that are stubbornly refusing to implement the Schools Minister’s call for action in September 2015, to allow summer born children to enter Reception class at CSAge if this is their … Continue reading

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An Overseas Perspective – Letter to Stephen Hammond MP

As a former resident of Surrey, I have written the letter below to Stephen Hammond MP, as per his invitation via Twitter yesterday. Dear Stephen Hammond MP, I applied for a Reception class place for my summer born son at … Continue reading

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MP Asks For Summer Born Stories

Stephen Hammond, Conservative MP for Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Morden & Motspur Park, has asked parents of summer born children to email him with their experiences of trying to arrange Reception class entry at CSAge (i.e. the Postcode Lottery), ahead of another proposed … Continue reading

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Council Cries Poverty While Wasting £££s on Summer Born Admissions

Earlier this month, in the BBC News report ‘Lancashire County Council at ‘cliff edge’, says leader‘, the council’s leader, Jennifer Mein, describes the struggle to balance budgets in the face of steep cuts over the next two years. And yet – the council appears to … Continue reading

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Postcode Lottery More Pronounced Than Ever

Literally up until midnight, parents of summer born children were debating whether or not to apply by today for a 2016 school place they do not want, – with many being told they must do this before their 2017 Reception class entry … Continue reading

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