Category Archives: MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

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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Woking MP Asks About Code Consultation

On February 11, 2016 the Schools Minister Nick Gibb responded to another MP who asked for an update on the Code consultation, but there was still no news: Jonathan Lord, Conservative MP, Woking: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, … Continue reading

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Be Like Nick

@RDut24 #summerborn #BeLikeNick   Meme by Rosie Dutton

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DfE Confirms ‘New Year’ Code Consultation

In response to a written question from Wimbledon Conservative MP Stephen Hammond, the Schools Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that, “Work is now underway to assess what other changes it might be appropriate to make to the Admissions Code. We … Continue reading

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Summer Born Semantics are Not Out of the Woods Yet – Code’s Wording ‘Must’ Be Clear

I don’t mean to be the party pooper, but I’ve noticed something concerning (albeit perfectly fixable) in the DfE’s announcement today.  Technically, we’ve been promised something we already have within the existing 2014 School Admissions Code: The Schools Minister’s open letter says, “We have, … Continue reading

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