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Schools: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th May 2016.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of parents who falsely claim religious beliefs or church attendance in order to get their children into their local school.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

All school admission authorities must comply with the School Admissions Code. If an admission authority identifies a fraudulent application they can withdraw the offer of a school place.

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