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Parents to find out child's primary school place

Thousands of parents are waiting to find out what school their child has been allocated. Credit: PA Wire

Parents in the capital will find out today whether their child has been allocated their preferred primary school place.

It is the first time slots are being allocated on the same day across the country.

School places are under increasing strain as a result of a rising birth rate in recent years.

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More than 1,500 striking teachers march in London

More than 1,500 striking teachers marched in central London today in protest at Government changes to the education system. Demonstrators from the National Union of Teachers held banners reading "Gove Out" and wore T-shirts with the slogan "Stand Up for Education".

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Morag Carmichael retired from full-time teaching four years ago but joined today's demonstration:

"We're here because we don't like what the Government is doing. The profession has got worse in a number of ways over my 24 years. The paperwork, workload, and hours are all issues now."

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Your views: Striking should be against the law

Get involved in the debate about whether you think teachers are right to go on strike over pensions and pay. Tweet us @itvlondon or go to our Facebook page

Toni Mfc Holmes Everyone suffers when teachers strike, children don't learn, the parents have to take a day off affecting their employers and business. They don't do anyone any favours striking. Striking should be against the law.

Helen Ellis So it's ok for them to strike and have teachers training day the day after the strike but dare a parent request a child have a day off then the parents are given a fine.


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