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Petition to: guarantee summer born children access to reception at compulsory school age (CSAge). And ensure that they remain with the same cohort throughout their education in schools where SurreyCC is the admission authority

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to guarantee summer born children access to reception at compulsory school age (CSAge). And ensure that they remain with the same cohort throughout their education in schools where SurreyCC is the admission authority. More details

Petition update from the council, 18 May 2017

Dear Petitioners,

This petition has reached enough signatures to be considered at the Cabinet Member for Education decisions meeting.

The meeting will be held at 15:30 on Tuesday 13 June 2017 in County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN.

The lead petitioner may speak for three minutes at the meeting, a response will be tabled at the meeting. This is a meeting in public so signers may attend to watch the discussion.

Within three days of the close of the meeting, the response and decision sheet will be published here - https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=634&MId=5653&Ver=4

Kind regards,

Joss Butler
Committee Assistant

More details from petition creator

Children born 1Apr–31Aug are not required to start school until the September following their 5th birthday (Compulsory School Age or CSAge). If parents wish for them to start in reception at CSAge, rather than year1, they must ask the admissions authority.

Legally, the decision about *when* a child starts full time education is solely down to the parents. The School Admissions Code states that the admissions authority must then decide *which year group* is in the child's best interests to join - reception or year1. If placed in year1, the child will miss a whole year of *essential/critical* education, which is not in their best interests, and defies the government's position on school attendance.

Unlike other LAs, SurreyCC does not adopt a flexible approach to these requests. Parents are routinely advised that, without exceptional circumstances, their child will be placed directly into year1 or miss a year later on if reception entry is agreed. We urge SurreyCC to allow summer born children to start at CSAge in reception and continue their education with that cohort, if this is their parents' wish.

Current signatories

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  • Tiffany Stockton
  • Caroline Coulthard
  • Karen Hammond
  • Rosita Tasdeler
  • Duarte Machado
  • Tara Evison
  • K Pienaar
  • Przemyslaw Neuman
  • Melissa Svensen-Davies
  • Donna Littlecott
  • Jessica Miller
  • Paula Windsor
  • Adele Jackson
  • Sarah Richardson
  • M Langner
  • Cathrin Ironside
  • Lorna Monk
  • Jameela Khan
  • Caren simonsz
  • Janine Tower
  • Lana Holmes
  • Rebecca Meads
  • Sophie Foale
  • Victoria Neel
  • Leigh Skeate
  • Catrin hollely
  • Karen Connor
  • Joanne Whalley
  • Kate hayward
  • Rosie Bogue
  • Kelly Szymanski
  • Gem Wilson
  • Helen Ross
  • Dan Ross
  • Claire Keulen
  • Anna Francis
  • Zia Tasker
  • David Anderson
  • Kate Currie
  • Jane Crawford
  • Jackie Morris
  • Tammy chedd
  • Helga Blid - Martinsson
  • Lucía Masie Okenve
  • Juliet dunsmuir
  • Lucy Smith
  • Natasha Donaldson
  • Clare edwards
  • Hannah wood
  • Martin alexander
  • Lorna Hastings
  • Jonathan Coltman
  • Charlotte
  • Lucy Chuter
  • Anne Woolgar
  • Karen Baker
  • Joanna Brimacombe
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  • Anne McConway
  • Clare Nicol
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  • Marina Rupal
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  • Michelle Carnegie
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  • Catherine Chowler
  • Claire miles
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  • Rhonwen Reed
  • Charlotte Oakley
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  • Clair Seaman
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  • Sarah Haines
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  • Kim standing
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  • Natalie aldridge
  • Nicola donovan
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  • Vikki Hughes
  • Joanna Ejsmont
  • Emer Mander-O'Beirne
  • Gemma Guest
  • Angela Hsiao
  • Paul Mander-O'Beirne
  • Karen llewellyn
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  • Harriet
  • Suzanne Carter
  • Karen Davidson
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  • Catherine Johnson
  • Rachael Granville
  • Eugenia Dennis
  • Samantha saxon
  • Jenny Warrington
  • Sam Alexander
  • Sarah Sim
  • Una de Meo
  • Valerie Holmes
  • Matt Britland
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  • Lisa Lauritsen
  • Mark Evans
  • Cath Hodson
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  • Katherine Harkness
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  • Deborah
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  • Kozlovskaya Marina
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  • Julian Cheasley
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  • Clare Bishop
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  • Neil Bailey
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  • Helen Needham
  • Mr Singh
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  • Rachael Trefty
  • Hayley Rosario-Chester
  • Chez Montasser
  • Margaret McGookin
  • Daniel McGookin
  • Linda Watkins
  • Rachel Williams
  • Sophie Smith
  • Charmaine Whelan
  • Louise Jones
  • Elizabeth doyle
  • Felicity Manavis
  • Lauren O'Hara
  • Ausra Morgan
  • Lucy Byron
  • Joanne Holmes
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  • Richard Lambert
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  • Julie Kent
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  • Jenny Lewis
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  • Elizabeth Chown
  • Katherine Shadwick
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  • Miguel Vicencio
  • Angela luleciler
  • Suzy chowney
  • Caroline Brooks
  • Sarah Layton
  • Sarah Bunn
  • Leanne bennett
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  • Roberta Borsotti
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  • Jessica Iles
  • Ann Cronk
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  • Dee Matthews
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  • Kirsty Harrod
  • Timea Brodi-Terry
  • Jenni richards
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  • Jodi Boyd
  • Eva Pracharova
  • Joanne McMillen
  • Roxanna Dougall
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  • Jessie Currie
  • Gemma Dove
  • Michael molyneux
  • J Littledale
  • Annabel Westney
  • Amanda Scutt
  • Naomi Datson
  • Erika newton
  • Hannah hughes
  • M Buchler
  • Clare Reynolds
  • Alaina
  • Sarah Walker
  • Peter scutt
  • T Wilson-Mohamed
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  • Rebecca Tatum
  • Jane Allen
  • Victoria Pitt
  • Yvonne Bracken-Kemish
  • Sarah whaley
  • Nicola Whiddington
  • Victoria Crook
  • Laura Chandler
  • Susie Jones
  • Jill Jarvis
  • Barbara Sheard
  • Angela Richardson
  • Jason Warriner
  • Graham Jarvis
  • Andy Richardson
  • Melissa Scholey
  • amreen iqbal
  • Lisa Reid
  • Asif Qureshi
  • Hana Khan
  • Mohammed Khan
  • Ameana khan
  • Karin H
  • Roelien Chik
  • Kerri Manson
  • Juliette O'Carroll
  • Bev Tanner-Tremaine
  • Jean Jacobs
  • christa swingler
  • Sarah Watson
  • Edit weigl-gibby
  • Emma binfield
  • Michelle Melson
  • Robinam Outram
  • Alicia
  • Klaire
  • Amanda Da Costa
  • Rowena high
  • B. Marrs
  • Paula Higham
  • Dawn Lambert
  • Julie Thomson
  • Olga Aleksandrova
  • Kate Robertson
  • Jennifer deane
  • Holly billington
  • Heidi Webb
  • Boglarka Apostolne Haui
  • Emma Fort
  • Victoria Carroll
  • Chris Miller
  • Keri-louise preston
  • Susanne Macgregor
  • Charlotte Gartside
  • Claire Crowley
  • Hannah perry
  • Karina McGruer
  • Charlotte Martin
  • Sarah Dudley
  • Manuela Sotheran
  • Karen Buckingham
  • Sophie walker
  • Nicole Stainfield
  • Naomi Penrose
  • Chantel Cenac
  • Judith Woolley
  • Sarah Dodd
  • Teresa O'Neill
  • Katy Bilsland
  • Catherine
  • Ruth martin
  • Sarah Rushworth
  • Catrina Seymour
  • Claire Lee
  • Martina Johnson
  • Wendy Penton
  • Elizabeth Adams
  • Louise Berger
  • Kate hughes
  • Dorota Grobelna
  • Carolina Vallejo
  • Katya Williams
  • Anna Steiger
  • Annabel Hodgson
  • Jennifer Bruening
  • Kerry-Lee Vaughan
  • Emma Sutton
  • Clare cooke
  • S smart
  • Kirsty Smith
  • Anna Mielikainen
  • Margeaux britz
  • Louise Bates
  • Lynda russell
  • Eria Sainio
  • Verena James
  • Amy McMillan
  • Jacky miller
  • Catherine counsell
  • Katarzyna Lukaszewska
  • Julie fyles
  • Tejinder Kahlon
  • Hannah Bower
  • Danielle
  • Jemima Mead
  • Karen Runyan
  • Fay McConachie
  • Dr J Cottam
  • Clare hill
  • Jessica Thomson
  • Simon Berger
  • Gemma Spillane
  • Emma Sims-Hall
  • Julie Pirgon
  • Tamsin Priddle
  • Gary Badh-Roberts
  • Alan Pirgon
  • Alison nevin
  • Jennifer inglis
  • Claire Good
  • Hayley Smith
  • joanna szymkiewicz
  • Lindsay Hendricks
  • Laura King
  • Dana Popa
  • Alice Mackenzie
  • Corcoran Jo
  • Rachael Burrows
  • Kirstin Taylor
  • Michelle Tolmia
  • Rachel Prendergast
  • Lois Palmer

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  • Updated: 12 Dec 2017

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