Parents across the UK are concerned that over a quarter of children are failing in Britain's schools. Recent research conducted by the independent education foundation Edge, has found that the situation is worsening as children get older, with 40 of mums and dads would like more vocational and practical learning alongside the current academic based provision, whilst 61 of parents believing that only academically minded children do well at school. Research conducted by Edge has also highlighted that parents are concerned about their child's happiness at school. 26 state that their child has not been happy since starting secondary school.
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