Spoke to Essex at 1pm. No movement yet. Early days.
For what it is worth last year, I rang on the Monday that you first could, to happily discover she was number 5 (Chelmsford).The lovely guy there was soo encouraging and gave me a direct line.
I rang back a week later and virtually no movement(1 place). At that point I was discouraged
but man at admissions still confident for me
based on other years.I rang a week later 3 more places had moved and then later that week I got the letter.I know that there was still movement afterwards, right up until May.
Its agonising I know but it will move.The guy said that those with indep places don't always observe the deadlines and often don't mention that they are not taking up their GS place until someway into April.
Willing it to happen quickly for you.