90,000 children are set to miss out on their first choice of secondary school, as more pupils than ever miss out.
More than half a million families in England will learn on Wednesday which school their child will attend in September, on what is known as “national offer day”.
The number of children who will fail to get a place at their preferred school has risen by more than three per cent this year, according to analysis by the Good Schools Guide.
Research published by the Sutton Trust reveals that parents pay on average a £46,000 premium to live in the catchment area for a top secondary school. Read more.