Hi as lots of you will be both primary teachers (I'm not) and parents hope someone will know this. My friend's little boy was a late August baby, and is a bit behind (her words) for his age. He is due to start school this September. However, most of his friends are in the school year below (though some only 2 weeks younger) and she decided to keep him back. When she informed the school, they said the rules have just been changed and she can no longer do this. Is this true nationally, or just a policy of the school she picked? I was surprised as I read just yesterday that a parent can be fined for taking a Recetion school child on holiday if he is 5-but in the same class, in the same school, another parent got away with it a her child was 4 years 360 days!