Money Saving Mum: The total cost of Back to School

I bet most of the mums who are reading this are looking at their bank balances very carefully this week.  Now that the children are back to school, we can sit back and consider the cost of all of the things we have to buy for them.

I know that I have shelled out loads in the last few weeks for uniforms, PE kit, dinner money, music lessons, martial arts training, and there are still more things I need to buy.

The Voucher code site Savoo has commissioned research into how much money we spend on our school age children each year, and the results are staggering:

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Thankfully Savoo has put together a few deals that might reduce the cost of some school related expenses, check out the full site here or look for the following offers:

WH Smith Back to School Sale

10% off school shoes at Cloggs – use code SCHL10

Discounted Textbooks at AbeBooks

Discounted Schoolwear from George at Asda


and finally – just so that you have something nice to wear at the school gates…

Exclusive 25% discount at MotelRocks – use code SAVOOMOTEL9

34 thoughts on “Money Saving Mum: The total cost of Back to School

  1. Rosie Slosek

    Hello, if any business mums reading would like a free chat to review their business expenses, I’d be very happy to talk to you. Just email me.

  2. Jon Smith

    I think some of this may be a little out…

    9.60 for 5 days lunch money? And more children own a phone than own books in their house?

    Regardless I love this infographic, and the fact that some parent somewhere pays 55k a year so their 15 year old can play golf is priceless!

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    1. Debbie

      I agree with you about the golf – seems a bit amazing to me. But £9.60 for five lunches sounds about right – ours are £2.00 each. As for the phones and books thing, I can believe it, though I think it is very sad. All my sons friends ever talk about is video games – the only book any of them have read is Harry Potter

  3. Kelley Bentham

    I agree with you here, The amount that everything comes to is very expensive, however just think that hopefully all this cost will one day be returned to you when your children have become extremely successful!

  4. Dom

    I believe the financial figures per sport of for between the ages of 11-18, not per year. Still, £8K a year on a spot of golf…!

  5. Andy

    Thanks for the share .. I love these sort of infographics but I would love to know how savoo define an “Average parent” … the cost of the sporting child don’t seem to stack up with tales of childhood obesity and kids spending all their time in front of video games … PS not expecting you to know how they have reached their conclusions btw

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    I’m glad to know there are still writers out there that can create good thought-provoking content. I really like this article and the writer’s unique point of view.There’s a lot of good information here.

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    Thanks for sharing this. At least for some mother out there who needs to know stuff, this would be a great place for them.

  8. Andrea Hidges

    Nothing is ever cheap these days! But remember, it’s the price you pay for sending your kid to school. The reward eventually is something that’s too priceless that no amount of money can ever equate. Anyway, it’s the only and greatest gift you can give any child that will never be robbed from him/her. 😉

  9. Megan

    Just think of the long-term benefits. As what Andrea Hidges wrote, education is the only and greatest gift you can give to your children and that will never be robbed from him/her.

    Nice inforgraphics bdw! 😀

  10. zack smith

    Thanks for sharing this informative post. It really can help parents to have ideas about the costs of schooling of their children. Very nice presentation too.

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    Thanks for sharing this, but what about for for male, we need to save money as as much as mums too. But great though.

  12. Rusty

    I am also a mother of two kids – one is in the 4th grade and the other one is in the 3rd grade. Whenever I buy school supplies and school uniform, I make sure I have extra money for other miscellaneous stuff. It always happen to me every year that my budget for school expenses exceed from my expectation.

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    it’s the price you pay for sending your kid to school. The reward eventually is something that’s too priceless that no amount of money can ever equate. I can believe it, though I think it is very sad. All my sons friends ever talk about is video games

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    Most form of schooling these days require a bigger outlay than say a decade back. Kids want more – things cost more – we spend more. Nice to see so many guys commenting here, I was a little dubious at first until reading a few of the male comments. thanks for the info/post, nice blog.

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  19. Lee

    The price of school uniform is always a biggie. There is the question how much do I get how quick will they reduce the new looking school uniform into rags. Our local school has a non profit selling policy from the school itself which keeps the cost down. I think every school should have the same uniform so to make it easy and keep the competition high.

    Great stuff lee

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  22. Wendy

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  23. aigbedo

    good post, this will help some mum to know how to calculate and plan and manages their expense to save big from their back to school expenses for their children

  24. Olga Sanders

    The infographic looks cool. And yes,,, who would doubt golf being the most expensive sport anyway LOL. I am surprised ballet also made it to the list.

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  26. sanjay sajeev

    Thank you sharing a different type of post. It took me back to my school days. Those days , i cannot forget it. This infograph will help parents to avoid unwanted expenses. Thank you – Sanjay


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