PARENTS unable to afford school fees have been reduced to leaving public school prospectuses in highly visible areas of their homes.
As it emerged that middle class incomes are not keeping pace with school fees, aspirational parents said they would still get all the leaflets and stick them on a coffee table.
Accountant Martin Bishop said: “No way can we send our kids away to school, but we can temporarily give the impression of wealth and status by getting all the prospectuses, spreading them around the house then saying we decided in the end that state schools are so much more diverse.”
Bishop described the prospectus for Rugby school as “pure class” while the Eton brochure is on “really nice paper”.
He added: “They have a shield on the cover and everything, and a motto thing in latin.”