Meetings

P-05-832 To Amend the School Admissions Code Relating to Summer-Born Children

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Meeting: 09/07/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-832 To Amend the School Admissions Code Relating to Summer-Born Children

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Minutes:

The Committee considered further correspondence from the Minister for Education and from the petitioner, and agreed to await the publication of the public consultation on a revised Schools Admissions Code in autumn 2019 before considering whether any further action is required on the petition.


Meeting: 21/05/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-832 To Amend the School Admissions Code Relating to Summer-Born Children

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Minutes:

The Committee considered further correspondence on the petition and agreed to write to the Minister for Education to:

·         seek the details of any findings from her engagement work with local authorities on this issue;

·         ask for any emerging conclusions arising from the review of the School Admissions Code in relation to requests to delay entry for summer-born children; and

·         ask when a public consultation on the School Admissions Code will commence.


Meeting: 19/03/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-832 To Amend the School Admissions Code Relating to Summer-Born Children

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from a number of local authorities and the petitioners, and agreed to write again to seek the outstanding responses from local authorities as a matter of priority.


Meeting: 13/11/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-832 To Amend the School Admissions Code Relating to Summer-Born Children

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Education, together with further comments from the petitioner, and agreed to write to all local authorities to ask for details of their policies in relation to requests to defer admission for summer-born children including:

·         the number of requests received;

·         the number granted or refused; and

·         where a deferral is agreed, which school year the pupil subsequently joins.


Meeting: 25/09/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 2)

2 P-05-832 To Amend the School Admissions Code Relating to Summer-Born Children

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write back to the Cabinet Secretary for Education to seek further information about the review of the School Admissions Code, including its scope and intended timescales, before considering further action on the petition.