Head says 5% of school applications are fraudulent

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A Nottinghamshire head teacher has been advising the government on how to tackle fraudulent applications for school places.

Rob McDonough, of West Bridgford School, estimates 5% of applications he receives are fraudulent in some way, with false addresses including a garage lock-up and a roofless house.

He wants rules changed so pupils can be removed from school at any time if fraud is revealed.

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