A survey has found that more than a quarter of parents will lie so their children can attend church schools:
More than a quarter of parents are willing to lie to get their children into good schools, including pretending to have Christian beliefs a survey has found.
Pretending to have religious convictions, using false addresses or even trying to bribe headteachers are some of the tactics parents are prepared to employ, according to a YouGov poll.
The survey findings will be particularly applicable for church schools, many of whom have policies of giving priority to children of families who say they have a religious belief or attend churches connected to the schools.
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