Around 8,000 parents were left frustrated after Northamptonshire's school admissions page went down

The county council has issued an "unreserved apology" this morning after its school admissions web page crashed on the day 8,000 Northamptonshire parents were to find out where their child would be studying.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:21 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 10:11 am
The web portal allowing parents to find out where there child will be studying is down.

Parents who applied for a secondary school place by the deadline of October 31, 2016, were meant to be able to log onto an online portal this morning (March 1) to view your child's school allocation.

But just over 8,000 are being left with an anxious wait after the site - run by the firm Capita - displayed an error message this morning

It is now back online after the problem was fixed.

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Northamptonshire County Council has issued an unreserved apology.

A Spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council, said this morning before the problem was rectified: “We apologise unreservedly for the problems parents are facing while trying to log on to the school admissions web pages today. We are deeply frustrated that this has happened.

“While this is of no comfort to parents right now we are pleased to say the number of children getting their first preference school has increased to 82 per cent this year while 96 per cent have got one of their three preferences.”

Northamptonshire County Council has issued an unreserved apology.