schools

Plan ahead to secure the best school catchment area

Monday, 04 September 2017 | News

As kids head off to their new primary or secondary schools this week, it’s a timely reminder for anyone who has kids who will be starting school next year to consider moving to the best catchment areas.

Financial firms support primary school money lessons

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

At Moneywise we believe that money lessons in primary schools should not be optional.

Budget 2017: free childcare and free school transport to be extended

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | News

Free childcare for three and four-year-olds will double from 15 to 30 hours a week for working families in England, it’s been announced in today’s Budget.

Parents shell out £165 to kit kids out for school

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 | News

Kids are back to school this week, but American Express hasn’t been slacking on its summer holiday homework, it’s been busy researching the cost of school for parents and it’s come up with some expensive conclusions.

Costs of half-term getaways soar

Friday, 09 October 2015 | News

Taking the kids away this October half-term is 11% more expensive than the same time last year, according to research from M&S Bank.

Back to school money-saving offers

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | News

With the start of the new school year just around the corner, you're probably on the lookout for a few last-minute bargains.

Private school fees: the pros and cons

Monday, 12 January 2015 | Article

There's no doubt that those who attended private school are over-represented in the upper echelons of society.

Kids carry valuables worth over £200 to school

Monday, 01 September 2014 | News

As the school term starts, kids are carrying more than £201 worth of valuables to and from school each day, a new study has revealed.

Parents pay £21k more to live close to best state schools

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | News

Property prices in the catchment area of England’s 30 best state schools are £21,000 higher than the average across the rest of the counties they are situated in, research has revealed.

Back to school costs £224 per child

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 | News

Parents spend £224 per child preparing their kids for the start of the new school year - up 27% compared to 2012, according to Santander Credit Cards.