PUPILS across town found out whether they gained a place at their chosen secondary school on Thursday.

According to council figures released today, Monday, 2,243 children in Warrington received a place at their first choice of secondary school this September, meaning 90 per cent were successful.

137 children, making up 6 per cent, were given their second-choice place and 33 were given their third-choice place for this September.

All year six children living in Warrington have been offered a school place.

2,942 applications were submitted for secondary school places this year, which includes requests made by people who live outside of Warrington.

In addition, three per cent, which equates to 62 children, were not allocated any of their preferred schools.

However, a high number of these applicants only expressed a preference for one school on their application form.

Read here for details on what to do if your child missed out on their preferred choice