The BBC reports that all schools in Kent and several in Thanet will now adopt the "equal preference" system. Earlier this year, like many parents, I received a survey which asked me whether I considered the “First choice” system to be fair or not.
Now, Secondary schools in Kent have been told they can no longer give preference for places to pupils who put them down as their first choice.
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator ruled 29 schools must drop the "first preference first" rule from 2007/08.
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