Which school actually has a lovely swimming pool?(building one is one cost but maintaining it too is another!)Apart from that, all the facilities that QE provides? With just £60 per month? Not only that, The best staff who look at your children as an individuals but not a grade making factory. All the children who started off with this policy got nothing but we enjoying their investments so why not give in too! It is really money well spent.. if you look at the details of their budgets.. it is going strengh to strength with this money .. you will see in the coming years, the head teacher has superb plans.. having no state school to compete with, he still has upped his standards!
BTW, there are parents who can afford but still won't pay!
I am sure that there are plenty of parents that can afford to pay but don't - probably because they are financing the education system via their significant income tax payments.
At DS's school (£15/ year) they do not lack facilities, the excellent staff are paid by the school out of the budget, essential equipment is provided and the parents' association, who raise money via events (about 11k last year) buy other extras.