Mixed results over school places

More than 16,000 families in Kent find out today which primary schools their children will go to from September.

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Parents angry over 'missing out' on schools

More than 650 children in Kent have missed out on places at the primary schools of their choice. They haven't been given spaces for September at any of the schools they chose. This is despite the fact that 450 new places have been created and overall across the county there is spare capacity.

There are nearly 1,500 spaces at less popular schools that are undersubscribed. Overall the results are described as "excellent" by Kent County Council with 86 per cent of four-year-olds being given places at their number one choice of school.

But for those who lose out, the news will be devastating. Many will end up in the same position as Katie Smith from Bearsted. She failed to win a place this time last year at any of the local schools for daughter Isabelle. So she's been travelling 100 miles a week for the past seven months.

Katie says she's frustrated that there wasn't better planning in the area for primary provision. Click video to hear what Katie has to say.

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