I knew Olivia wasn't ready to go to school when she had just turned four. I wanted her to have another year to grow socially and emotionally rather than being pushed into the system too early.
– Rosie Dutton
The government is reviewing the schools admissions policy amid fears that children born in the summer months are falling behind in the classroom. New research has found that August-born children, who are the youngest in their year, are three-and-a-half times more likely than children born in September to fall behind in reading, writing and
They also found that they're twice as likely to be unhappy and be bullied by the age of seven.
Plus, they're more likely to have lower confidence in their academic ability as teenagers.
We're joined by Rosie Dutton who fought against her local authority to allow her four year old daughter Olivia to start a year later.