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Primary places - the situation in the South East

by Sarah Saunders (@SSaundersITV)

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.


Primary school places revealed for some

Families living in Reading in Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire should find out later whether their children have been given places at their first choice primary schools.

Reading faces a lack of places from 2014 and moves are being made to tackle the lack of places.

While Oxfordshire has 8,000 places and has received fewer than 7,500 applications.


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