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If summer-borns do less well at school, who or what is to blame?

By guest blogger Caroline Sharp, Research Director (October-born)

I recently attended the launch of the Nuffield report on month of birth. I have been researching this issue for some years now, so I was pleased to be invited onto the project advisory group. Actually, when I was first invited I thought ‘what will this new study add to our knowledge of the subject?’ followed swiftly by ‘why didn’t I think of that?’. Continue reading