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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