Families have to live within 300m of a school to get a place in almost a hundred schools, according to an analysis of school admissions.
The FindASchool website has gathered data on access to places in England’s state schools. It shows the average cut-off distances for oversubscribed schools are 2.3km for primary and 4.8km for secondary.
The study found across the country there were 400 different permutations of entry requirements. But the number-crunching of admission statistics, which includes some but not all academies, shows this is more of an issue in London than elsewhere.
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