Secondary school places announced today

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Thousands of children across England are finding out which secondary school they'll be going to in September.

Last year, almost one in five 11 year olds didn't get to go to their first choice of school.

Pupils and their parents will be finding out by text, email or letter on 1 March.

In Northern Ireland, pupils will find out in May and in Scotland and Wales school places are decided differently according to which areas kids live in.

We asked if you were pleased with the secondary school you'll be going to in September or if you were disappointed that you didn't get your first choice...

Your comments:

"I remember when I was waiting for results last year! I was nervous and when I found out that I hadn't got my first choice I was really annoyed, but now I love it so that's something to remember if you didn't get your first choice."

Ellie, 11, Barnsley, England

"No-one in my class got their first choice today. I can't wait to get my results tomorrow!"

Safia, 11, London, England

"I think that the way that secondary school places are allocated is very fair. You view a school, you apply, and you get a school."

Henry, 11, York, England

"I'm really glad that I got my first choice of school, I think I'm going to enjoy it."

Jodie, 10, Derbyshire, England

"I am very unhappy because I have to go to my second choice of school. I feel that people who are making this decision don't know how we feel and which secondary school will support us."

Rose, 11, Brighton, England

"Don't worry, even if you didn't get your first choice, secondary school is just as good if you don't know the people that you are going with! Trust me!"

Sophie, 12, Gloucester, England

"Last year I got into my first choice secondary school and I had to leave one of my best friends, but there is nothing to worry about because I have made loads of friends."

Nazifa, 12, London, England

"I got my first option, however, I moved to another school so your first choice is not always the greatest school ever!"

Robyn, 13, Southampton, England

"I live in Scotland where the high school you attend is decided by where you live. I think it's a shame for kids in England and Northern Ireland who don't get their first choice of school because all their friends might be there and they will be alone."

Hannah, 13, Angus, Scotland

"I didn't get my first choice but I love my school and made lots of new friends!"

Jessica, 14, Bangor, Northern Ireland

"I didn't get my first option. I was quite disappointed but one of my friends is going there too so I'm ok now."

Imogen, 10, West Midlands, England

"I got my first choice, but my family might be moving house soon so we have sent a request back to try and swap it to my second choice."

Katie, 11, West Yorkshire, England

"I started high school last year but I just wanted to say that even if you don't get into the same school as your friends (like me) I' m sure you'll make friends as quickly as I did."

Ella, 12, Surrey, England

"I find out which school I'm going to today. I am so excited to find out and have waited all day, fingers crossed that i will get my first choice!"

Jesse, 10, London, England

"I didn't get in to the secondary school that I wanted, so I can't be with my friends. This makes me feel really sad, but I am sure I will make new friends."

Ricky, 10, Nottingham, England

"I got in to the school I wanted, I'm going with my bbff (best best friend forever)."

Ashley, 11, Suffolk, England

"I was really scared that I wouldn't get my first choice but found out today that I did. I'm really excited about it!"

Laju, 10, Hampshire, England

"I am still waiting and I'm so nervous. I hope I get my first choice!"

Yasmin, 11, Southgate, England

"I'm so glad that I got my first choice because I love my school."

Zenab, 12, Bolton, England

"I've just been given my secondary school of choice, but I was very lucky because there wasn't any places left!"

Sammi, 10, Devon, England

"I am so disappointed! My sister didn't get the school she wanted last year and neither have I! None of my friends are coming with me!"

Lauren, 11, Middlesbrough, England

"I have got into the secondary school I wanted to go to."

Michael, 12, Dorset, England

"Every single person in my class got into their first choice of school."

Laura, 12, Blackburn, England

"I was angry and annoyed that I didn't get my first choice!"

Sam, 10, York, England

"It's not fair on children because some of their friends might be going to different schools than the others, I got my first choice."

Amy, 13, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

"I got to chose which school I went to."

Amy, 11, County Durham, England

"I'm so very grateful that I got my first choice. I was so worried that I wouldn't get my first choice and that none of my friends would be there."

Madison, 10, Somerset, England

"I got my first choice of school. My school is fun and enjoyable, and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else."

Gywn, 11, Dorset, England

"I just want to say to anyone starting secondary school in September that wherever you go there are guaranteed to be some lovely people for you to be friends with! So my advice is, if you don't get to go to your desired school, keep your chin up because there are great elements in every school I know of!"

Rachel, 12, Oxford, England