Category Archives: MEDIA COVERAGE

Irony as Lancashire Issues Most Fines For Children Missing School

This week (October 19), the Lancashire Evening Post reported that ‘Lancashire tops chart for issuing fines to parents if kids miss school’. The irony of this is not lost on parents of summer born children, many of whom are fighting for their children’s access … Continue reading

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Due Date Demands Add Unnecessary Administration to Summer Born Admissions

The Summer Born Campaign has said this before and will say it again – if ALL summer born children are given the AUTOMATIC RIGHT to enter Reception class at CSAge, this will include those children born prematurely in the months of … Continue reading

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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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Follow @sb_campaign for Latest Summer Born News

Every week, the Summer Born Campaign hears from parents whose head teachers and/or admission authorities have responded to their enquiries and requests for Reception class entry at CSAge. Some responses are encouraging and positive while others are defiant and shocking.  For all the latest updates, posted … Continue reading

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Study: ADHD Dramatically Reduced with Later Kindergarten Enrollment

Stanford’s Graduate School of Education has highlighted a new study titled, The Gift of Time? School Starting Age and Mental Health, which authors Professor Thomas S. Dee and Hans Henrik Sievertsen say “could help parents in viewing the pros and cons of … Continue reading

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Danish Research Highlights Mental Health Benefits of Later School Start

Rebecca Adams, writing in The Huffington Post (Delaying Kindergarten Could Benefit Kids’ Mental Health) reports on new research from Denmark that is worth reading in the context of summer born children starting school in England. Not because all summer born children should therefore … Continue reading

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London Families Relocated when told Summer Born Children Must Miss Year of School – but now Council Policy is Changing

SW Londoner journalist Sara Oldfield has published an excellent article today, summarising the plight of four families living in the London Borough of Merton, who simply wanted their summer born children to start school ‘on time‘ without penalty. She reports that … Continue reading

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