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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Counting the costs of new term

Published 03/08/2011 | 05:00

•School uniform €100-€250

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•Shoes €50-€70

•Books, junior infants student €50-€100

•Books, first-year students €250

•School transport €50-€350

•Voluntary contribution (requested in 70pc of schools) €50-€100

•Additional voluntary contribution to cover school stationery and photocopying costs €40-€50

•Extra-curricular activities €75-€100

• Total cost of putting a student through a school year €665-€1,270 Source: Barnardos

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