If you’re a school governor or interested in school governance, chat about the issues facing governors. You can get your questions answered by Stephen Adamson of the NGA if you start a new topic with "Dear Stephen" in the subject.
You don't have any obligations, not if you mean legal obligations. If you have evidence the formal answer is that you should give it to the admissions authority, either the local authority or the governing body depending what type of school you are (Community or VA etc) if you feel you have a moral duty to report the circumstances. But you don't have any actual evidence that the place was fraudulently obtained; you don't know on what grounds it was offered or what addess the parents put on their application form. It's nothing more than supposition on your part. Maybe the place was offered for social or medical need? Or the parent took the case to appeal?
You may not have a legal obligation but you do have a moral obligation. RW is correct.
ulutooThere are no social/medical needs other that the parents' connection with the village (which would have been considered at appeal).
Really? That sounds strange. How can social and medical needs be part of an appeal but not part of the admissions critieria?
If social medical needs are part of admissions, then you will not know the individual case of the pupil.
I thought that social medical needs usually came first for non-selective schools? Is your village school so different?
ulutooWhat are my obligations: I am a parent governor at a village combined school. It has come to my attention that the parents of one of my child's pre-school classmates has very probably committed a fraud to gain entry to to the Reception class starting this year. The school was heavily oversubscribed and I know for a fact that admissions only went to catchment and a few non-catchment siblings. This child is well out of catchment, has no older siblings BUT has a grandmother living in the village. What are my obligations. At least one other parent suspects this (and knows that I know), and the mother herself was extremely defensive and must also realise that I must know it wasn't possible for her child to gain legitimate entry. The mother herself is a very popular person, with lots of friends and contacts in the village having grown up there herself which I only mention because it makes it socially awkward for me :(
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