The Secretary of State for Education, Ed Balls, has ordered education authorities to crack down on school applications searching for lies.
He also set up a whistleblowing hotline to encourage parents to snitch on others they meet at the school gates. Those who are caught out could face community service and a criminal record.
Applicants for grammar school places in Northern Ireland can expect similar action from Caitriona Ruane, Education Minister for Northern Ireland (not the north).
The announcemnt by the Irish News of four Catholic grammar vschools becoming comprehensive was predicted by PACE. Perhaps those parents taking GL Assessment tests last year are rightly nervous this morning.