The council is set to consult parents in Wandsworth on proposed changes to school admission rules that aim to make it easier for children to attend their nearest local neighbourhood community school.
Education chiefs are expected to announce a public consultation into plans that would change the current arrangements that give preference to siblings.
The change is being considered in a bid to make the schools admissions process fairer and to give greater priority to children who live closest to schools.
Education spokesman Cllr Kathy Tracey said: “There has been a growing clamour from parents asking us to look at this rule because of mounting evidence that local school places are being offered to children living some distance away simply because they have an older sibling already enrolled there.
“There are signs that some parents are enrolling a child in a popular Wandsworth primary school and then moving out of the area, safe in the knowledge that their younger children are virtually guaranteed a place at the same school solely because of the sibling rule.
“What this does is deny that place to a child who lives much closer to the school, sometimes only a stone’s throw away.
“We don’t think this is fair which is why we are proposing a solution that will strike the right balance and better meet the needs of parents who live close to our schools.”
Under the existing admission arrangements priority for a school place is given to a younger sibling regardless of where they live.
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