My DD is on the waiting list for the school her older sister attends. We have recently found out that a lot of places have been offered to people who have cheated the system. One person has lied about their address and pretended that they live at their grandparents' home, which happens to be in catchment. The admissions officer told us that they would investigate but if the parent concerned told them that they intended to move there before September, the place would not be withdrawn! They said that they did not have the resources to investigate any further. There are 33 of us on the waiting list at this moment in time. I just needed to rant as I feel so let down by the system.