Thousands of families across the country were left disappointed as they found out which school their children have got a place at this September, on what has been dubbed "national offer day".
It comes as town hall chiefs warn that pressure on places will continue to intensify amid higher birth rates and rising immigration.
In London, almost 3,000 children were rejected by all three of their preferred schools, leaving local authorities scrambling to find them places elsewhere.
Figures released on Tuesday by the Pan London Admissions Board suggested that competition for places was fiercest in boroughs across the capital. Read more