Just curious really. Our high performing girls Bucks grammar has been, frankly, pestering us unmercifully since the start of term to get all parents to start paying a direct debit on a monthly basis of £40 per month
(or what you can afford - but that is the suggested amount). This is to top up their funding which they say has been seriously cut through central government because they are high performing and in a nice area. This is the only way, they say, they can afford to offer the opportunities they do - including subjects such as drama and latin! They keep pointing out what a great education our DD's are getting 'for free'.
What do other schools ask for? Any others asking for this amount - which adds up to £480 a year. I'd be interested to know.