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Schools and corporate sponsorship

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FannyBazaar Sun 21-Oct-12 20:37:13

I am confused about this, recently DS came home from primary school with a magazine with events for children in local areas but also with a flyer for some company which makes those personalised books. Last week he came home with a large digital media provider promotional flyer wrapped in the newsletter and the magazine (which was separate in his bag).

Am I right in thinking the school must be receiving money from these companies to hand out flyers?

Would it be normal to expect the school to tell parents about their sponsorship deals?

On the other hand, am I the only parent who will actually say something and thus be made to look incredibly fussy?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 21-Oct-12 21:08:42

I'd ask.

DS's primary school used to send him home with all sorts but it was usually things which had some kind of educational or holiday childcare type slant.

I think most schools distribute Primary Times.

JWIM Sun 21-Oct-12 22:28:41

Fanny I suggest you ask to satisfy your concerns but would expect that the reply would be that there is no 'commercial sponsorship/cash' for sending out this material. School are just trying to offer parents access to activities that they may not know about.

FannyBazaar Sun 21-Oct-12 22:36:24

It's not the magazine I object to! It's the leaflet this week which has absolutely nothing to do with school and is offering broadband packages! Not educational, childcare type info at all. The kind of stuff that is usually shoved through the letterbox. I did wonder if the leaflets are distributed along with the magazine but this time definitely folded up separately in his bag.

JWIM Sun 21-Oct-12 23:58:09

* Fanny* it is very unlikely that any 'cash' has passed to the school. If you are really concerned then ask the Headteacher about what thinking is applied to the distribution of 'adverts'.

You may want to consider if this is a concern that you wish to escalate?

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