Students at the University of Arts London (UAL) have...
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The new terms costs parents £2bn
And the cost of keeping under 18s in school once term begins, including packed lunches, bus fares, school trips and after-school activities, totals £446m per week or about £38.81 per school child – or £1,514 per school year.
On a per child basis, school uniform (£39.49), school shoes (£26.39) and jackets and coats (£21.26) are the biggest outlays in advance of school term time.
Once the term begins, the biggest regular outgoings, per child per week, are packed lunches (£6.97), school dinners (£5.25), and bus or train fares (£4.19), the research has shown.
Parents also collectively spend £862m on fuel per year and travel 4.8 billion miles.