Parents using ‘dubious tactics’ to beat school admissions criteria

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Parents using ‘dubious tactics’ to beat school admissions criteria

Survey finds wealthy UK families renting or buying second homes to secure places

Wealthy parents are renting and even buying second homes in the catchment areas of highly sought-after schools to circumvent admissions criteria and secure a place for their child, according to a study.

A YouGov poll of parents for the Sutton Trust indicates there is widespread cheating among middle-class families, with one in three parents claiming to know families who have used “ethically dubious” tactics to win a place at their school of choice.

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