In six years, appeals for secondary schools have doubled, figures suggest, with record numbers today expected to fail. More than a half million families this morning, during what is known as the National Offering Day, learn which school their children will attend in September. In some regions of the country after an application surge, the number of pupils who do not obtain a position in their favorite school is predicted to rise up to one third compared to last year.

According to The Good Schools Guide, some 115,000 children across England will be deceived by the ongoing lack of places. The most likely missing schoolchildren in London are, with half of the local governments of the capital being said to be "break-out" in places.Research suggests that 34% of all children in London are not their first preference at high schools. The demand for seats has sharply increased since an increase in birth rates which peaked in 2010-2011 is the sixth consecutive year. For three or four years it is not due to the plateau. 

Increasing numbers decide to appeal their offers, paralyze the stretching local authorities and set up academic chains. About 20,000 appeals were lodged this year, with the proportion of missing appeals expected to reach 40 thousand this year. The majority of these appeals are heard at around 25% on average. Parents were warned that the "worst thing" to reject an offer was to reject it "regardless of how unwelcome." Bernadette John, director of the Good Schools Guide, said, "It has long known that the secondary schools would accommodate increased students, but there appears to be little action to be taken.

It's going to get worse in the coming years. There are areas of the country that are quite simply too few to meet local demand, whereas many schools with a poor performance are dismissed by families, which means that parents are desperately hurried to put up with the good local school, which naturally is extremely underwritten. The best thing parents can do is to reject the school they offer immediately, regardless of how unwilling it is. They must maintain this position while searching for their options, including appealing to preferred schools and applying to other schools.

Geoff Barton, Secretary General of the School and University Leaders Association, stated that secondary schools in certain areas of the country were "strengthily under pressure" for schools that had been rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding. "When the number of students in high schools increases, it is expected to rise by 428,000 during the next seven years," he warned. 

It is important to carefully plan additional places at the regional level that match population requirements and make every effort to ensure that children have access to a proper place in a good school, not least because they are improving the government's totally inadequate level of funding for schools.One in six children missed their selected secondary place last year and the proportion increased for the fifth consecutive year. Over 825,000 school places have been created since 2010, according to the education department.