Category Archives: MEDIA COVERAGE

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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Press Release Exposes the London Children told they Must Miss ‘any’ Year of Primary School Education

“Unfair Penalties for Summer Born Children Exposed in LIAAG Paper to All London Authorities: Forced to Miss ‘any’ Year of their Education Unless they Start School Early” Published September 7, 2015 Written by Pauline Hull and Michelle Melson Summer Born … Continue reading

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Summer Born Shake Up Front Page News

“School shake up to help pupils born in summer” is the headline on the front page of today’s Sunday Express newspaper (report inside by Political Editor Caroline Wheeler). This is the second time that the issue of rights and best interests of summer born children has … Continue reading

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New Starting School Article in JUNO Magazine

The Autumn 2015 issue of JUNO has a featured special article on ‘School Starting Age‘ that includes a section on ‘Summer-Born Children‘ written by Pauline Hull. More information: JUNO is a natural parenting magazine that inspires and supports families through its range … Continue reading

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England’s Summer Born Scandal Reported in Australian News

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported on the Summer Born Campaign in England in its special July 19 feature: When should children start school? Answer differs around the world. Colleen Ricci writes, “The age at which children compulsorily begin their … Continue reading

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Summer Born Solution is Simple: Change the Code to Stop ‘Contentious Cases’

The Summer Born Campaign‘s Rosie Dutton has been interviewed on ITV’s Good Morning Britain as part of wide media coverage following today’s press release from the Education Committee: ‘MPs are promised action on summer born admissions‘. Rosie says, “There needs to be a change … Continue reading

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Many Ministers have Talked the Talk – Could Nick Gibb Actually Walk the Walk?

The House of Commons Education Committee has today published ‘MPs are promised action on summer born admissions‘ alongside a letter from Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb, wrote to its Chair, Neil Carmichael, earlier this month. The letter acknowledges that recent changes … Continue reading

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