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School Starting Age For Summer-Born Pupils

EDM number 213 in 2013-14, proposed by Annette Brooke on 10/06/2013.
Categorised under the topic of Schools.

That this House notes with concern the robust and consistent evidence from around the world on birth date effects, which in England shows that summer-born children can suffer long-term disadvantages as a result of England's inflexible school starting age; believes that the Government should ensure that parents of summer-born children are able to exercise their right to defer their child's school start up until the statutory school start time, if that is their choice, without losing a place offered at the school of their choice for the September after their child's fourth birthday because of funding issues; and calls on the Government to ensure that parents also have the choice of placing their child in a school reception class, rather than Year 1, at statutory school age, that is the September following their fifth birthday.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Annette Brooke10/06/2013Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley10/06/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale11/06/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan12/06/2013HalifaxLabourSeconded
Steve Rotheram12/06/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock13/06/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Leech13/06/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams17/06/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
George Howarth18/06/2013KnowsleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn18/06/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Ian Lavery18/06/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham24/06/2013Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas25/06/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Barry Sheerman26/06/2013HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Graham Stuart26/06/2013Beverley and HoldernessConservativeSigned
Andrew George27/06/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Ward27/06/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Field01/07/2013Cities of London and WestminsterConservativeSigned
John Hemming01/07/2013Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Fabian Hamilton10/07/2013Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Martin Horwood15/07/2013CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Naomi Long17/07/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Stephen Williams17/07/2013Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey10/10/2013North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma23/10/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned

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