MORE dad and mom are delaying their summer-born children beginning faculty, official figures present.
A Division for Schooling survey discovered there was an 84 per cent rise final yr within the numbers requesting councilsâ permission to attend a yr.
Rich dad and mom usually tend to need offspring born in July or August to attend earlier than becoming a member of reception lessons.
Youngsters in England normally begin faculty the autumn after they flip 4, however dad and mom of these born between April and August can request a delay
Campaigners have argued that some summer-born youngsters usually are not essentially prepared to begin faculty once they have simply turned 4.
Earlier analysis has additionally indicated that these born in the summertime months could carry out worse in assessments than their older, autumn-born classmates.
Paul Whiteman, common secretary of the Nationwide Affiliation of Head Academics (NAHT), stated that the difficulty of versatile admissions for summer-born youngsters was now significantly better understood.
He stated: âColleges are required to supply a spot for all youngsters within the September after their fourth birthday however that begin date clearly isnât proper for each little one.
âIn instances the place households make a request for his or her little one to begin in reception the next yr, itâs about taking a smart and human method primarily based on the person wants of the kid in query.â.