Parents stung for up to €1500 on back-to-school expenses


Parents are spending almost €1,000 a year to send a child to primary school and €1,500 to send one to secondary school, according to a new survey. Among the biggest costs facing parents of primary school children are uniforms (€145), school lunches (€129), books (€94), transport costs (€83) and the so-called ‘voluntary contribution’ (€77).
However, parents are also forking out for additional costs outside of school hours, including after-school care (€132) and extracurricular activities (€189).

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