Parents wait as school places announced today

Thousands of parents wait to hear if their children have been given their first choice primary school
Thousands of parents wait to hear if their children have been given their first choice primary school Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Thousands of parents in the Midlands will find out today if their child has gained a place at their preferred state primary school. In Leicestershire and Staffordshire, 9 out of 10 parents have been offered their first choice compared with 84 percent in Nottingham City.

This comes despite a rise in birth rates of up to 11 per cent in places like Staffordshire over the last decade putting more pressure on school places.

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