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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

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.

APFS Yearbooks 

Hardy's Yearbooks

PTG - School Levers Books

SPC Yearbooks

Yearbooksdirect 

Personalised bears

Give a furry farewell with a personalised teddy. The T-shirts can be printed with your school logo and any other information you require. school-bears.co.uk

Leavers' hoodies

A hoodie is a simple way for students to feel part of a community and remember their school in a stylish and cosy way. Hoodies can be printed with all students names as well as the year.

hardysyearbooks 

Leavers hoodies 

Recollections books

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

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. 

Chameleaon Create 

Suart Morris

Autograph books

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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