A TEACHER accused of forging documents to get his children into a top Roman Catholic School in Hammersmith could face losing his job.

Nigel Duncan is alleged to have submitted fake baptism documents to get his two children into Larmenier and Sacred Heart School in Great Church Lane, which is massively oversubscribed and seen as one of the best primary schools in west London.

The school confirmed this week that two children were asked to leave at the end of the summer after an investigation by governors confirmed a forgery had taken place by the parents of two pupils.

But Mr Duncan, who lives in Marville Road, Fulham, is reported to deny being behind the faked certificates. He was unavailable to comment as the Chronicle went to press.

The school's chair of governors, Yvonne Ahern, said: "Larmenier and Sacred Heart School can confirm that fraudulent applications were made to the school by the parents of two children.

"Following an investigation by the school in July, the places were withdrawn in accordance with the school's admissions policy.

"Now governors at Quintin Kynaston School in St John's Wood, where Mr Duncan works as a deputy

headteacher, will decide whether there is enough evidence for him to face disciplinary action."

Headteacher Jo Shuter said Mr Duncan could receive anything from a slap on the wrist to dismissal if he is found to have been responsible for forging documents.

She said: "Should the allegations be substantiated, it will involve us invoking our disciplinary procedure because it will involve bringing the school into disrepute."

She added that Mr Duncan is an 'excellent member of staff' who is 'totally committed to the school and the kids'.

Dennis Charman, of Hammersmith and Fulham NUT, said it is vital that all teachers and parents 'play by the rules' when it comes to school admissions.