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is your primary school always asking you for money?

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bubblepop Thu 27-Sep-07 10:14:59

eg, non uniform days, sponsorship money for various charities,raffle tickets,etc! it seems like ours is always asking. i don't mind supporting the school or charities when i can afford it, but its beginning to grate on my nerves....especially when the headmaster tells the children that they must all try and put £5 each in the envelope..£5 per child not per family! dd (no4) needs new shoes and is currently wearing dd3's cast offs....

fireflyfairy2 Thu 27-Sep-07 10:17:02

It's disgraceful that the headmaster tells the children how much they should contribute.

I would be having words.

Surely you should give what you are able to!

HuwEdwards Thu 27-Sep-07 10:26:11

I just contribute where I can (and when I remember - am wonderful at forgetting) and what I can - would not allow any Head to coerce me into contributing more than I saw fit.

coppertop Thu 27-Sep-07 10:31:03

£5 each??? shock On the rare occasion when we're asked to send a particular amount (usually a non-uniform day) it's never more than £1.

portonovo Fri 28-Sep-07 13:25:08

Yes, we are often asked for money, but it's always made clear it's voluntary and usually it's a discretionary amount. The only exceptions I can think of are mufti days, when we usually ask for 50p per child (but no child is penalised if they wear non-uniform but don't take in 50p), and contributions for specific events - e.g. we might be told a theatre company is coming to perform to the children and could we donate £1 per child. But again, not every child will take money in, and no-one will be penalised or stopped from seeing the play because of that.

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