More children than ever will miss out on their first choice of secondary school TODAY – because of teacher shortages and ‘bulge’ in pupil numbers

Daily Mail is reporting that a shortage of teachers and a ‘bulge’ in pupil numbers could see even more children missing out on their first choice secondary school, a think-tank is warning.

Today primary pupils will find out which secondary they will attend in September.

And despite Government efforts to boost pupil places, a lack of teachers could exacerbate the problem of over-subscribed schools.

Today, an Education Policy Institute think-tank report warns that teaching numbers have fallen by 7 per cent, despite pupil numbers being projected to soar.

Geoff Barton, of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: ‘While the majority of families will be receiving the good news that they have been offered their first choice for a secondary school place, some will be disappointed.

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