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7th January 2000 at 00:00
PARENTS' chances of getting their first choice of school are improved if they are professionals living outside the South-east.

Those who are unemployed or unskilled are twice as likely to be disappointed. The biggest osers are those in London. More than one in nine had to settle for a school other than their favourite.

Overall, fewer than one in 14 parents failed to get their child a place at their first-choice school.

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