Children and young people in the news
Maggie Atkinson speaking at the MindED Launch
Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England, speaks at the MindEd e-Portal launch event
Children’s Commissioner mention: School admissions: two becoming 'de facto school starting age' (Telegraph)
A study by the Children's Commissioner suggests that two is now being seen as the ‘de facto age of compulsory schooling' as almost 600,000 parents prepare to find out which state primary their children have got into for September.
Children’s Commissioner mention: Compulsory school age in danger of becoming two, survey shows (Guardian)
Children's Commissioner says almost half of parents admit to using nurseries to improve chances of getting school places.
Children’s Commissioner mention: Primary school places: Compulsory school age at risk of becoming two as parents race for best performing primary education, warns report (Independent)
An unofficial compulsory school starting age of two has been introduced around the country as desperate parents try to get their children into the best performing primary schools, says a report out today.
Children's Commissioner mention: Children are battling for best primary school places from age of TWO as record numbers of youngsters are denied chosen schools
Parents placing toddlers in attached nurseries to secure school place.