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  • ‘Parents / guardians’ are responsible for the vast majority of ‘drop offs’ (97%) and ‘pick ups’ (95%) across all schools
  • A ‘grandparent’ is the second choice (10% and 18%), indicating that those with children attending one of the trial schools rely on family support to get children to and from school
  • Of those who selected ‘other’ (15%), use of a ‘babysitter / childminder’ was the most common response (30%)

An asterisk (*) indicates a small base size, caution should be taken when interpreting the results

How children are dropped off/ picked up at school - all waves

Base: Respondents with child(ren) attending the school: Drop off (173) | Pick up (155)

This chart shows that for respondents with child(ren) attending the school:
97% say their child is dropped off by parents/guardians
95% say their child is picked up by parents/guardians
10% say their child is dropped off by a grandparent
18% say their child is picked up by a grandparent
1% say their child is dropped off by a friend
3% say their child is picked up by a friend
1% say their child is dropped off by home to school transport
1% say their child is dropped off by a taxi
1% say their child is picked up by a taxi
7% say their child is dropped off by another method
8% say their child is picked up by another method

'Other’ drop off and pick up facilitators - all waves

Base: Respondents who selected ‘other’ for drop off or pick up (27*) | Caution, small base

This table shows the most common themes given by respondents who selected ‘other’ for drop off or pick up methods:
30% of respondents give ‘babysitter/childminder’ as a drop off/pick up facilitator
11% of respondents give ‘coastguards walking bus’ as a drop off/pick up facilitator
11% of respondents give ‘child travels independently’ as a drop off/pick up facilitator
11% of respondents give ‘previously listed method but less than once a week’ as a drop off/pick up facilitator
7% of respondents give ‘choir chaperone’ as a drop off/pick up facilitator
7% of respondents give ‘other’ comments
19% of respondents did not give a comment/ comment was not relevant

wdt_ID &#39Other&#39 responses Percentage (%)
1 Babysitter/ childminder 30
2 Coastguard's walking bus 11
3 Child travels independently 11
4 Previously listed method < once a week 11
5 Choir chaperone 7
6 Other 7
7 No comment/ not relevant 19