Youngest in Class
Children born in the summer could also be held back a year before starting school, the report suggested, to give them a better chance.
Numberwatch - October 2007
Now schools no longer run themselves, but are subject to endless interference and targetry by Government ministers and underemployed bureaucrats. Pupils are repeatedly tested into a state of coma. Expensive research is commissioned to replace what was once common knowledge. Stupid interventions and “urgent action” are thought up at the drop of a hat. “Equity” and “efficiency” are the watchwords, while teachers and parents are deemed too stupid to be able to make the allowances that they once made without instruction from above.
Furthermore, changes are suggested that are self-evidently nonsense. However many children are “held back” there is always going to be one who is the youngest in the class, while those held back now become the eldest, so there is always a difference of one year between them. Even common sense is no longer common.
Children born in summer could start classes a year later - Times Online
January 10, 2008 Children born in the summer could start school a year later than their peers under government plans announced yesterday.
The youngest pupils in each academic year suffer in exams throughout their school lives.