Madonna's daughter has enrolled in a prestigious New York stage school.

Lourdes - the singer's 13-year-old child with fitness trainer Carlos Leon - currently takes acting classes in Manhattan, but is now said to have auditioned for LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, which is dubbed the 'Fame school' due to its appearance in the movie 'Fame'.

However, some students at the school are concerned the '4 Minutes' singer's daughter is getting preferential treatment by having a private audition, rather than the usual public one.

Brittany Evans, 14, told the New York Daily News newspaper: "A lot of kids are talking about how she had an advantage. LaGuardia is a great school. It really is, but I think that sometimes it wants to be more of a 'Fame' school."

Madonna's publicist Liz Rosenberg refused to confirm the rumours.

She said: "They live here now. Madonna didn't tell me, and I know she's not going to tell."

Luther Cherry from the school's student government also admits he is unaware if Lourdes is planning to attend or not.

He said: "I've asked. School officials said, 'We don't know until students show up.' "