Many parents across Kent have found out a day early which secondary school their child will be going to following a fault with the online system.
A fault on a series of pages revealed a full list of pupils names and the places they had been allocated.
Leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter said: "I don't see any downside to this at all, the information is robust."
Some parents who have taken advantage of the fault are said to be delighted.
Mr Carter said: "The most important thing is that if you get on to the internet the information is no different to what it should have been at four o'clock tomorrow when the online system should have released the information."
Parent Dominic Carter, from Upstreet in Canterbury, used the fault to find out where his daughter had been allocated a place.
He said: "We're absolutely delighted, we've got the place we wanted.
"We're over the moon, it's a huge relief after a number of years and we can share that success and celebrate with her."