Petition Review the Education Policy - summer babies to start when developmentally ready.
Summer born babies may not be developmentally ready to start school after their fourth birthday. Parents should have the right to delay the school start date of a baby born between 1st April - 31st August to September of their fifth birthday.
The UK Department of Education made this policy in 2015. Finland schooling starts when a child is seven years old. The Jersey Education policy is outdated and needs reviewing. Experts believe summer born babies are more likely to struggle academically if they start school just after their 4th birthday.
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