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Secondary places announced

School pupils and their parents are finding out today whether they have their first, second or third place choices of secondary school - or none of the above.

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South East school places - full report

Thousands of children in the south east have received the news they've been anxiously waiting for today - which secondary school they'll be going to in September.

But while many are celebrating winning places at the schools of their choice, for hundreds there has been bitter disappointment.

In Kent, 357 children missed out on a place at any of the three schools they had picked.

In East Sussex, a much smaller authority it was just 50. But are people making their decisions based purely on good exam results? Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.

She speaks to Tina Bora, a mother who's daughter Daniella is going to secondary school in September, John Toland, Principal Mayfield Academy, Stuart Gardner, Principal, the Rochester Grammar School, and David Brown, Principal, the Oxford Academy.

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