THOUSANDS of parents in Worcestershire found out this morning which schools their children will be going to in September - and it looks like nine out of 10 will be happy with the news.

Worcestershire County Council said that more than 90 per cent of children in the area got in to their first-choice school.

This year, the county council received more than 6,100 applications - 100 more than in 2018 - and over 5,600 children in the county will be attending their first-choice school this summer.

The number of children being placed in their second preference school has increased from last year to 5.1 per cent. This means that 97.5 per cent of children will be attending either their first or second choice schools.

Every child who applied to the council received a school place.

Catherine Driscoll, director of children, families and communities at the council, said: "This is a really positive day for families in Worcestershire, as many children’s educational journey begins today.

"It’s great news that so many children will be starting school this year in their first or second choice school.

"Our statistics for allocating preferred school places have been moving in a really positive direction for a while now and we’re delighted that this year sees that trend continue.”

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