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Primary School Intake (Under-Fives)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his policy towards the reception of children into primary schools before they reach their fifth birthday.

The Government's policy is to encourage local authorities to admit rising fives to reception classes in primary schools and other under-fives to nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools whenever resources permit.