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Gifted Children

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures are in place to ensure that gifted children that are (a) moved up educational years at school and (b) placed in a different school retain contact with their peer group. [127957]

It is rare for a gifted pupil to be accelerated to an older year group for all subjects, and rarer still to be placed in a different school. Such decisions are taken locally. Schools and local education authorities should take account of all relevant factors, particularly the academic and social needs of the student concerned.