29 Oct '14

News Hidden costs of state schools causing hardship for millions, says report

Uniforms, books, equipment, meals and trips add up to £800 bills, says Childrens Commission on PovertyMillions of families are struggling with the hidden costs of sending children to state school, with many forced to take out loans or scrimp on food and heating to pay for basics such as dinners, uniforms, course materials and trips.Parents face average annual bills of £800 a pupil, although this can be much higher, with some state secondary school uniforms costing more than £500, making the idea of a free education far from reality, according to the Childrens Commission on Poverty inquiry. Continue reading...

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