Turns out - not.
Parents in Barnsley have been criticised by police for drinking alcohol when dropping off and collecting their children from school.
God. All. Fucking. Mighty. Drinking alcohol when collecting their kids is bad enough, but when they drop them off? What time does school start, 9am? 9 O'Clock in the fucking morning, and the parents are drinking alcohol? Sounds like a delightful place, full of responsible parents.
It explains the lower-than-average results, anyway.
I imagine this is how Karen Matthews picked up Shannon - maybe it's something about Yorkshire?