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Fraudulent applications

Each year some parents try to get a school place by cheating. For example, using a friend or relative’s address, a business address or temporarily renting a property near a popular school. This is unfair and could mean another child misses out.

To find out how we use your information to prevent fraud, please see our Anti-Fraud Fair Processing Notice.

If you believe someone has lied on a school application form, you can report fraud online. You also call the fraud hotline anonymously, 24/7 on 0300 003 1099 or email: