So do I have to pay any money to the school this year?

The simple answer to this question is yes, you will. The following is a breakdown of what the Free School Books Scheme Grant pays for:

  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • Core classroom resources

The Free School Books Grant also allows for the inclusion of additional resources as the budget allows. However, the provision beyond the core list is not possible. The Free School Books Scheme also does not cover co-curricular or extracurricular activities such as school trips that may require payment. It does not cover photocopying. It will not also cover additional materials that may be needed for subjects such as ingredients for Home Economics.