Up to 3,500 parents make fraudulent or misleading claims on applications in order to get their kids into popular schools.
Tougher action is needed to curb the trend, says the chief adjudicator Ian Craig – read about it here.
Mr Craig is due to report back to the government in February 2010 on possible new sanctions to stop the practice – possibly including criminal prosecutions – as well as recommend that twins aren’t separated.
Is this a problem in schools where you work? And what do people think about introducing new measures to stop the practice.
A good idea or just another way to introduce more red tape and drain resources even further?