Children in Poland will start school aged seven (again)

The Polish parliament has voted in favour of returning the school starting age to seven years old.

This is a reversal of legislation put in place by the previous government in 2009 which pronounced that children should start school aged six.

Such a move was never popular amongst parents and they campaigned over the years for the legislation to be changed, despite the fact of the former government pointing out that more than 130 countries across the world send their children to school for the first time when they are aged six or under.

The Law of Justice, Marzena Machałek, said that the move was positive for those parents “who have led a dramatic fight for the good of their children, the good of Polish education.”

Read more here from Radio Poland



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