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100,000 pupils to miss out on their first choice school

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

UP TO 100,000 pupils are likely to miss out on their first choice of secondary school amid higher competition for places, analysis shows.

More than half a million families in England will learn today which school their child will attend in September, on what is known as "national offer day".

The number of pupils who fail to get a place at their preferred school is due to rise by 7 per cent this year, according to The Good Schools Guide.

The research indicates that one in five c...