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Call for Scottish children to start school at age 6.

Call for Scottish children to start school at age 6.

A leading international educationalist is calling on the Scottish Government to raise the age children start primary school “as a matter of urgency” to help prevent a surge in mental health problems. Sue Palmer, chair of Upstart Scotland, the children’s educational campaigning charity, wants a “kindergarten” stage from ages three to seven. The final kindergarten year would be completed in Primary 1 – involving establishing a new starting age of six for pupils.

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