I honestly don't understand that how this attitude can increases their dcs' chances
of getting into a grammar school. Having said that I myself has experienced the secrecy from other parents
whom I've known since dd started her nursery
A good school does provide your child with better opportunities to learn and flourish.....agreed but not getting into one doesn't means your child's going to be a failure in life,isn't it? And above all, a child has to perform well wherever he/she goes so its not just a matter of getting into the 'one' but also being able to perform there as well.
So why this attitude????
I agree with you. I think it's certain types of people that are more competitive than others. At the end of the day we as parents should support each other as we are all in the same boat. Yes, our children are competing with each other for the same places but overall it's not a competition.
I have found some very helpful people on this forum, it just happens not to be on here!
Anyway, it will be over on Monday, yay!