Children are given excessive tutoring as parents seek to push them to the top of their class, says heads of Westminster and Highgate schools

Parents are being driven “bonkers” by their obsession with privately tutoring their children even after they have won places at highly selective schools, leading headteachers have warned.

Children are being put through excessive tutoring as parents seek to push them to the top of their class, according to the heads of Westminster and Highgate schools.

In other schools, pupils are given extra lessons just to keep up with the basics because they were so over-tutored to pass the entrance tests for academically selective to begin with, they said.

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