Today marked the first time that every primary school across the UK decided on their intake on the same day.
Although most youngsters ended up exactly where their parents wanted them to go, it meant that thousands in the south east missed out on their top choice. And well over a thousand children did not get any _of the schools they wanted.
As Sarah Saunders reports, the real problem was too few schools and too many children.
A school in East Sussex could hold the solution to the growing shortage of primary school places. Ocklynge has expanded to become the largest junior school in Britain with 840 pupils. Education experts are now looking to see if Titan schools like this are the way forward.