Parents lying to get into best schools face prosecution
Parents in Scotland caught lying about where they live in order to get their child into better preforming schools could be charged with fraud.
Parents within the East Renfrewshire area will have to show four items of proof of address to enrol their child into a primary school outside their default area.
Parents caught lying about where they live in order to get their child into sought-after schools will be charged with fraud, a council warned today.
East Renfrewshire Council is this year asking for four items of proof of address from parents hoping to enrol their child in one of its primary schools.
The local authority, whose academic results have been rated among the best in the country, is tightening the application process as parents try to beat the system.