A little over a fifth (22%) of parents have tried to be friendly to education staff while visiting a prospective primary school in a bid to secure a place for their child, a survey has found.
A poll conducted by parenting website Netmums revealed:
- More than a fifth (21.2%) had bought a house closer to their favoured school, while a further 17% had rented somewhere nearby.
- Around one in six (16.2%) of mothers and fathers had started thinking about primary schools when their child was still under one.
- A further 9.3% considering it when they were expecting.
- Some 6.9% thinking about the issue before they fell pregnant.