Would you keep your summer born child back a school year?

I am too absolutely small for schoolI read the news earlier in the week. The UK government have agreed to allow parents of children born between April and August to keep their kids back from starting in Reception year of Infant School until they turn five. I didn’t think too much more about it until a friend with an August born child (EJ is late July) asked if I was considering taking the government up on this offer.

It seems like she is very seriously considering doing so and she gave a lot of reasons why it would be a good thing to do including her research that summer born children who start school at just turned four have more trouble getting to grips with learning and are not necessarily physically able to get through such structured days at such a young age.

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