With the deadline fast approaching for South Tyneside secondary school place applications, a significant number of children face the prospect of not getting a place at their preferred choice schools. Photograph: Google

Oversubscribed schools: These are the five hardest secondary schools to get into in South Tyneside

With the application window for 2023 South Tyneside secondary school places due to end on October 31, the race is on for parents to secure places for their children at their preferred schools.

Ensuring your child has the best possible education is a priority for most parents and many will assume they will be able to secure a place at the best possible school.

However, recently published Government data shows this is not necessarily the case with thousands of children missing out on a place at their preferred schools.

Across England, applications for the current academic year resulted in eight per cent of primary school applicants and 17 per cent of secondary school applicants not getting a place at their first choice school, affecting nearly 150,000 children in total.

Across the North East, 10.8 per cent of pupils did not receive an offer for their selected secondary schools.

So just how competitive is it to get into your local secondary school? Here we reveal the five oversubscribed South Tyneside secondary schools which are the hardest to get into.

Across England, applications for the current academic year resulted in eight per cent of primary school applicants and 17 per cent of secondary school applicants not getting a place at their first choice school, affecting nearly 150,000 children in total.

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