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Last day for primary school applications

Parents have until the end of the day to apply for primary school places for their children in September.

In Bristol, there are fears that a big rise in the number of children starting school will cause problems but the council says it has had extra funding to provide more places.

Gloucestershire county council says nearly 90 percent got their first choice last year.

In Bristol, there are fears that a big rise in the number of children starting school will cause problems. Credit: PA

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Parents in Weston-Super-Mare unhappy with primary school choices

A group of parents from Somerset are vowing to fight their local authority over the choice of primary school given to their children. Some have been offered alternatives more than two miles away when they live within just 300 metres of their preferred school.

The problem seems to have arisen in Weston-Super-Mare because plans to create a new primary school didn't get funding at the last minute. It comes amid an admissions crisis across the UK as a baby boom and immigration put pressure on primary schools.

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