Families across the country have today received confirmation of secondary school places for their children.
The press have reported that many of these parents will be disappointed in not receiving their first place, nor a place at their top three schools. The pressure on state secondary schools has been increased due to increased birth rates in recent years.
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Their research indicates that one in five children will fail to secure a place at their first choice school, up from around one in six last year. 25,000 children will find out that they not got place at any of the secondary schools which their parents listed in their application, their analysis also shows.