Parents struggle with independent school costs

  • 4th December 2023

Almost one in three parents of children attending independent schools struggle to meet the costs, The Telegraph has reported.

Parents of children who responded to the survey by charity Parentkind cited school trips, uniforms and additional classroom materials to be among expenses they were worried about.

The Independent Schools Council’s chief executive Julie Robinson said: “This research makes unhappy reading, but chimes with the findings of our own survey of independent school parents, showing they often make sacrifices in order to choose the school that is right for their child.

“We know that the cost of living crisis is hitting families hard and schools are doing what they can to ease the pressure on these families when it comes to school costs, which is why our schools have provided over £1 billion in fee assistance in the last year alone.”

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