Stephen Hammond, Conservative MP for Wimbledon, led an adjournment debate on summer-born children (those born between 1 April and 31 August) in the House of Commons on 7th September. Mr Hammond described how summer-born children can suffer from long-term development issues and a lag in educational standards. Saying how younger children perform worse than their older peers in the same year group, Hamond added that “it is noticeable also that Sutton Trust research shows that this issue affects not only the poorest areas in our society but some of the richest”.

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