Primary Education News

28 Aug '14

News Cost of kitting out kids for school hits £240 per child totalling £2.5bn

Then £50 per week on everyday costs such as packed lunches, bus fares, school trips and after-school activities, research findsParents will fork out an average of £240 to kit out each of their children with essentials such as clothes, books, stationery and other key items to equip them for the new school term in September adding up to a staggering £2.5bn across the UK research has claimed.The investment doesnt stop there, as the cost of keeping under-18s in school once term begins adds up to £50 per child per week. This regular expenditure includes everyday costs such as packed lunches, bus fares, school trips and after-school activities comes to a total of £526m a week across the UK. Continue reading...

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