Does anyone else feel parents are being ripped off by schools? My daughter is a single Mum - Dad cleared off with his latest fancy piece mid way through her last preganacy- and she really struggles with money. We help when we can but don't have any excess income. She phoned this morning to ask if we could buy her 4 year old a school sweat shirt for Sept. which will cost £9.50 and is a "must have" part of the uniform. Also this little one leaves her nursery school on Friday and for the leaver's party all gilrs must be in princess fancy dress - probably another £10 as I don't have time to make anything now. When ours were at school (in the old days!!) I could knit a jumper in school colours, or make a sweat shirt but that isn't acceptable now. Surely schools should realise not all parents have plenty of money. She could keep her away from the party, or just send her in something else but of course gd wants to be the same as her friends. The school used to have a second hand box of uniform that had been outgrown but that doesn't happen now.
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