Last updated: 6 February 2024

Next review: 6 February 2025

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