‘I’m bored!’ - More than half of parents can’t wait for their kids to go back to school

Parents want their kids back at school. Ian West/PA Wire

Parents want their kids back at school. Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA

With just over a week until kids across the region return to their classrooms a survey has found more than half of parents want their kids to be back at school already.

A survey of 2,000 parents across the country, by shopping centre owner Intu, found that 59pc of parents reach a point, around four weeks into the six-week break, when they are looking forward to the kids returning to school.

In East Anglia the top reasons were because parents were running out of money (43pc) and ideas to keep children entertained (35pc).

Nationally, the top reason parents gave for wishing their kids were back at school was due to constant complaints about being bored. Endless arguments, an untidy house and missing the normal routine also featured in the top ten list.

More than half of all parents even admitted that while they love the first few weeks at home with their children, the novelty usually wears off weeks before they are due to return to school. Six in ten admitted they find the school holidays a stressful affair, while 15pc said they didn't look forward to the summer holidays at all.

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Most children in Norfolk will return to school for the start of the new term on Monday September 5.

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