Pocket Money Form


Pocket Money Reply Form

  • We strongly believe in trying to teach students the value of money, whereby students learn how to budget, to give to charity from their own pocket or pay for their own lost books or pencils, rather than you the parent having to pay out all of the time “Money must be respected, it does not grow on trees” is the message to the students. We also believe that students should not have to cope with competitive financial pressure from peers. The amount we believe to be adequate is £30.00 – £40.00 per week. This minimises students from the temptation in purchasing “illegal items” or spending too much on items, which have a detrimental effect on their academic environment, i.e. high-cost electrical gadgets that entertain rather than assist in learning.

    For those opting into this system, each student will be issued with a Buckswood Pocket Money “chequebook”. As and when students require money (up to the amount set by the parent/guardian) a cheque will be presented to the accounts department and they will issue the money

    For those opting out we do not take any responsibility for lost credit cards or for the opening of bank accounts. Please note that we will not be able to give out any cash advances for those who have opted out of the monitored pocket money system.

    This is the amount I wish my child to receive as pocket money for the term:

    Please make cheques payable to ‘Buckswood School’. Electronic Transfers to the School Bank Account stating School Code as reference
  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Note to Parents/Guardians: Please do not give cash to your child at the beginning of term or send any money through the post to them. It would also be advisable to refrain from allowing your child to have access to a credit card. The school does not allow this address to be used for any credit card facility.