PARENTS across the district have been finding out today which primary school their children have been offered places at.

National Offer Day, for children starting reception in primary school from September, is today, with 89 per cent of children being allocated their first place school, and 97 per cent being allocated one of their first three choices.

Bradford Council sent emails to parents from midnight informing them of the result if they applied online, or via the post.

Parents are being advised to check spam and junk mail boxes before contacting the Admissions Team, or to wait until April 20 before contacting the Council if they applied using a paper form.

More than 7,500 applications for reception places were received across the district this year.

Michael Jameson, strategic director of children’s services, said: “We know that discovering where a child will be starting school is a big moment for every family.

"We have worked hard to ensure that as many pupils as possible are allocated to one of their preferred schools and it is good news that 97 per cent of families have received one of their top three preferences.”