Parents who volunteer for flower arranging should not get an advantage for oversubscribed church school places, watchdog warns

Parents who volunteer for flower arranging should not get an advantage for oversubscribed church school places, watchdog warns | UPDATED: 19:09 GMT, 21 December 2012 Middle-class parents who volunteer at schools and churches to help get their children into a good school should not be given favourable treatment, the schools adjudicator has said. The warning comes after a top Roman Catholic school attended by Tony Blair’s eldest children was found to have breached admissions rules by favouring parents who helped out at church. The London Oratory School in Fulham, south west London, was giving priority to applications from families involved in flower arranging, Bible readings and singing in the church choir.