Families across the capital are facing a scramble for limited secondary school places. Thousands will be disappointed today as figures reveal up to ten children have applied for each place in some London schools. Many will be faced with accepting a place at a school they didn't apply to.
It's secondary school offer day. Some London schools are reporting as many as ten applicants per place. Experts say competition has been fuelled this year by more parents forced to seek places in state schools because of failing finances.