Ten per cent of grandparents do the school run at least once a week to help out their kids, newly-released research has found.
Saga Motor Insurance also discovered that an additional 30 per cent take their grandkids to school whenever they are asked to.
Those in the north-west are the most likely to provide assistance (47 per cent), followed by Wales and Scotland, while people from East Anglia (38 per cent) offer the least aid.
Individuals aged between 65 and 69 (50 per cent) represent the age group most likely to take their grandchildren to the school gates.
Roger Ramsden, Chief Executive of Saga Services, commented: "I am sure that mums and dads up and down the country greatly appreciate the help offered by their parents and in-laws."
While 45 per cent of the grandparents who help out are retired, 44 per cent are still in employment.
By calling in their own parents to help out, mums and dads can make sure they get to work on time.