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Our pick of gifts for school leavers

Picking the perfect present for school leavers can be tricky, so here's a round-up of our favourite finds...

Leavers' books

From £6.50 per book, depending on quantity and number of pages
Creating a leavers' book has never been easier! With free customisable templates, lesson ideas and a secure online designer, it's the perfect way to send leavers off with memories. apfsyearbooks.co.uk

Personalised bears

Small bears cost from £2.46 each (includes printed shirt)
Give a furry farewell with a personalised teddy. His T-shirt can be printed with your school logo and any other information you require. school-bears.co.uk

Leavers' hoodies

From £16, fully inclusive
A popular choice with pupils, the hoodies come in a range of designs and colours, and are suitable for any age group. Order a hoodie and yearbook package for £24 (min. order of 25). hardysyearbooks.co.uk

Recollections books

£5.95 (excl. VAT) each. Delivery is free
This 80-page A5 wallet has an integral pen and blank stickers for children to write messages to classmates. It is personalised on the cover with the school name and the name of each pupil. imperial-marketing.co.uk

Personalised mugs

From £1.25 (incl. VAT)
These decorative mugs are a treasured keepsake for children to take home. Available in a variety of colours, in either quality earthenware or fine bone china, the mugs have a large capacity and offer a generous print area. Find artwork templates online. stuartmorris.co.uk

Calculators

From £6 each (excl. VAT)
Send children off to secondary school or out into the big wide world with their very own scientific calculator, giving them a heads up for their maths lessons to come! Find out which model is recommended by local secondaries, then have it engraved to add that personal touch. calculatorsdirect.co.uk

Autograph books

From £1.44 per book (incl. VAT)
These slim, hardback autograph books come in a range of styles, with 44 coloured pages perfect for getting the signatures of classmates. Add personalisation with your school name, message and even photograph. Other autograph books available. school-products.co.uk

Mini Oxford dictionaries

From £5.99 each (incl. VAT)
Ideal for school bags in a handy mini format, the Oxford Mini School Dictionary and Thesaurus is the perfect tool for children aged 10 and over. Packed with thousands of words and phrases, this makes a fitting gift for pupils moving on to secondary school. global.oup.com/education

What's the PTA's position?

PTA-purchased leavers' gifts can be the subject of debate. Most PTAs are set up to 'advance the education of pupils', therefore some feel that leavers' gifts aren't an appropriate use of PTA funds, as they only benefit a select group of pupils. But if you give leavers' gifts every year (of a similar value), then all children in the school will eventually benefit. Or work out a joint-payment scheme with the school, where the PTA pays half the cost and 
the school pays the other half.


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