THIS morning thousands of children across Gloucestershire who are in their final year of primary school will find out whether they have got a place at their first choice of secondary school.
Across the county 6,661 children who applied on time will be offered a secondary school place for September 2019.
The news will arrive via an email at 9am, or in the post.
Every child will be offered one place and parents will have until March 8 to accept the place, or request an alternative school.
Gloucestershire County Council says 83 per cent of pupils have got a place at their first preference school, and 94 per cent of children are being offered one of their preferences.
Parents are encouraged to accept their place online or return their reply forms as soon as possible.
More places are likely to become available over the next few months as parents change their preferences.
If parents ask for their child’s school place to be reconsidered, they will be placed on the waiting list for their preferred schools.
Cllr Richard Boyles, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “It’s that exciting time of year again when our young people find out where the next stage of their education will be.
“Starting secondary school is a big step and I wish all pupils well for this next stage of their journey.”
More information is available at gloucestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.