Parents in Lichfield and Burntwood have been finding out if their children have got into their chosen secondary schools.

Staffordshire County Council says nine out of ten parents have been given their first choice, while 99 per cent have received one of their top three choices – above the figure for the whole of the UK.

County Councillor Ben Adams said: “In Staffordshire we have an excellent track record of achieving well above the national average for first preferences, and for top three preferences as a whole.

“Giving clear guidance, plus working with schools in Staffordshire and in neighbouring authorities, means we can allocate school places efficiently and, in the vast majority of cases, allocate parents one of their top three preferred schools.”

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