Around half a million families across the country will find out today if their child has a reception place at local primary schools in September.
Most parents are likely to be told on April 18 if their school of choice has offered their young boy or girl a spot.
But experts expect many families to be left disappointed on so-called National Offer Day, with the most sought-after schools hugely oversubscribed across Merseyside in recent years.
Mum Emily Shaw previously told the ECHO she was “heartbroken” when her son missed out on a place at Greenleas primary in Wallasey - the most oversubscribed in Wirral in 2014. Read more.