asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will alter the school system so that children born in summer do not lose two full terms of schooling compared with children born in autumn.
No. Local education authorities already have discretionary powers to determine the pattern of admission to primary schools, subject
|Year||Number of projects proposed||Cost of proposed projects||Original allocations||Value of projects not proposed with||Additional allocation||Final allocation|
|* These figures are half the total number and value of projects proposed for the two year programmes 1974–76.|
to Government advice on the use of resources. The statutory age for compulsory attendance gives each child a minimum of two years and one term in infant education while not requiring very young children, who may not be ready for full time education, to attend classes unsuited to their age and maturity.