Summer born children starting school – a reply from the minister

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Earlier this year I wrote in support of a Chatteris mum in her bid to change Cambridgeshire County Council’s school admissions policy, so that summer born children could attend school the following year to better reflect their growth and in line with recent educational research. My constituent had contacted me to raise this issue of …

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Fairer school funding boost for Cambridgeshire Schools – Have your say!

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The Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan MP has announced historic reforms in Parliament this week that will bring an end to the unfairness in the school funding system which has impacted our local schools in Cambridgeshire in particular. Cambridgeshire MPs have worked together with head teachers, governors and parents to lobby Ministers repeatedly …

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You’ve seen the film, now you can read the book


Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP has teamed up with Penguin publishers to offer all schools the chance to purchase 30 copies of each one of their 100 titles in the popular Black Classics collection for £3,000 (£1 per book!). Although aimed towards the younger years in secondary education, all schools and sixth forms can apply, …

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MP backs headteacher over Littleport road safety fears

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Littleport Community Primary School Head teacher, John Cattermole, has spoken of his fears over children’s safety from hundreds of cars linked to a major new housing scheme, and I support him. The 250 house scheme has a single access road situated directly opposite to the Littleport primary school, funnelling hundreds of cars into an already …

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Cambs County Council should change its admission policy for summer born children

I am supporting a Chatteris mum in her bid for a change in school admissions policy from Cambridgeshire County Council, so that it reflects the new thinking in the Department of Education on summer born children rather than being stuck in the past. The mum contacted me recently to raise the issue of summer born …

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Meeting with Justine Greening

A message from children at Peckover School in Wisbech went to the corridors of power after I met with Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for International Development. I recently visited Peckover School and discussed with students their involvement in a global campaign to address the 58 million children around the world who currently do …

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