First Day of School Costs Parents Over £166 Per Child

The UK’s leading discount and voucher code website has conducted research to see how much parents can expect to spend when preparing for their child’s first day of school, totalling over £166 for each child.
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July 19, 2011 - PRLog -- With the Summer school term at an end this week, the UK’s leading discount and voucher code website,, have released a ‘shopping list’ of items that parents can expect to have to purchase when sending their child to school for the first time in September.

The grounds of the shopping list are based on a study conducted by, of parents with children aged between 4 and 6 years old. The study asked respondents how much money they spent when preparing their child for their first day of school, as well as what purchases they made.

Together with research and study results, has revealed a shopping list of the items that parents can expect to purchase for their child’s first day of school, together with average costs:  

School Uniform – £70[1] (average costs)
PE kit – £20[2]
Shoes – £15
School Bag – £12
Pencil case and pencil case contents – £17[3]
Reading material – £11.85[4]
Hair cut – £12
Lunch box – £9

Mark Pearson, chairman of, said the following about the results:

“As a money saving website, it seemed fitting to help parents prepare for their child’s qpspu first day of school. As the total cost is not a small amount it may be useful to parents who aren’t expecting to send their children to school until next year, simply because they can now prepare and budget for the event when it arrives.”

He continued:

“The website frequently features money saving deals for school preparations, from uniforms to haircuts. It would be beneficial for parents to look online for savings before purchasing their children’s belongings for school, as it will be sure to easily knock a few pounds off that total!”



For more information please contact Charlotte Horsfall of 10 Yetis Public Relations on or 01452348211.

Editor’s Notes

Mark Pearson, Chairman of is a regular media contributor regarding online shopping and the credit crunch. At 29, his personal worth is more than £30 million.

Mark was previously a trainee chef working for Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, London.

MyVoucherCodes has had sales exceeding £481m in the last year.

Consumer savings on online shopping via up from £28m in 2008 to £52m in 2009.
Source:Charlotte Horsfall
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