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Thousands of pupils set to miss out on first-choice primary school

Monday 15th April 2019

Headteachers say increasingly fragmented system to blame for lack of coordinated planning

Thousands of parents in England are expected to miss out on their first choice of primary school on Tuesday when local authorities notify families where their child will start their education in September.

About half a million families will be contacted on national offer day, mainly by email. Although pressure on places in primary schools has eased slightly in some areas of the country, headteachers have warned an increasingly fragmented school system has led to a lack of coordinated planning for places.

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