Skip to main content

Bristol Post 29th February 2016

Newspaper vendor Paddington Station, London | The Good Schools GuideHUNDREDS of children are set to find out tomorrow they have missed out on their first choice of secondary school.

Across England, tens of thousands of children miss out on their first choice of school. Most new schools around the country are either acadmies or free schools, which mean they no longer come under local authority controls.

The Good Schools Guide's state schools expert, Elizabeth Coatman, said: "Whilst the local authorities are legally obliged to provide every child with a school place, they no longer have ultimate control over the creation of schools. The Government has halted the establishing of new council-run schools, leaving local authorities dependent on outside bodies to establish new academies or free schools in their area." Read more

Press enquiries:


Related articles

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

30000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent friendly interactive directory.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of more than 1200+ schools.
Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools inc. year of entry.
School data comparison by A/B weighted, relative success and popularity.
 Compare schools by qualities and results.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide to North or South London.

Your subscription will activate on checkout

The Good Schools Guide London SouthThe Good Schools Guide London North

 GSG Blog >    In the news >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Struggling with an SEN problem? Get advice from our experts.



Struggling with an SEN problem? Get advice from our experts. November 22nd at The Space, Marylebone, NW1 5NX. Limited tickets available