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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  1. Christine Alsford

School places: Mum's 100 miles on school run

More than sixteen thousand families will find out within the next few hours if their children have got places at the primary schools of their choice in Kent.

The statistics show that 96% will be given one of the three schools they selected in the shortlisting phase. However, more than 650 children will lose out and not achieve any of the three options they preferred.

Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford spoke to mother-of-two Katie Smith, who faces a 100-mile a week school run after her four-year-old daughter missed out on a place at any of their local schools at Bearsted in Kent.

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