According to Daily Mail, the UK’s most successful state school parent-teacher associations are raising millions of pounds a year, research shows.
The top 30 PTAs in England raised £3.6million for their schools in a year, with half in London and a further nine elsewhere in the South East.
Researchers also analysed the 30 mainstream state schools with the highest proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals. Just nine said they had an active PTA and more than two-thirds do not even attempt to raise funds through events involving local families.
The Department for Education claims there is ‘more money than ever before’ going into schools.
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