One in 20 parents have considered remortgaging their homes to fund tutors
A country-wide poll of 1,000 parents of 10-16 year olds found 45 per cent believe paying for a private tutor is crucial to success in exams.
One in eight parents polled had borrowed money to pay for an academic tutor, while one in 10 gave up on a family holiday to find the funds.
One in 20 had considered remortgaging their homes.
Nearly half of parents believe paying for a tutor is key to success
Parents now believe the standard of education in the UK is dropping
Families in London make the most sacrifices for their child’s education, with one in five admitting they had borrowed money to pay for tutors.
In the North West just one in 20 felt the need. The survey, carried out by OnePoll for education database SchoolExams.co.uk, set up by Surrey father-of-three Eddy Chan, comes amid a growing row over funding for education.
The poll suggests parents already believe the standard of education is dropping, with parents under the age of 34 more likely to have borrowed money for a tutor – 24 per cent compared to around 10 per cent for older age groups.