Ashbourne Community National School

Parental Contribution

From September 2023, primary schools and special schools will provide schoolbooks, workbooks and copybooks to their pupils as part of the School Books Grant Scheme 2023. The school provides the free books on loan. Parents must return the books in good order at the end of the school year.

The image below details the breakdown of the parental contribution to Ashbourne CNS for the school year 2023-24.


How can I pay the parental contribution?

In September, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be asked to pay the parental contribution to the school through the Way2Pay payment system.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) will sign a contract to state that they will look after the books and return them in good condition at the end of the school year. 

When your child returns to school in September, the class teacher will assign a book rental number to  him/her for all the textbooks that are covered by the scheme for the school year. It is important that your child remembers their book rental number and looks after the books carefully because the books belong to the school. At the end of the school year, your child returns the borrowed books in good condition.

If a textbook is damaged or lost...

If a textbook, workbook or copy is damaged or goes missing throughout the year, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to replace the item as soon as possible. If a pupil is found to be abusing, defacing or disposing of books, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to provide all books for the remainder of his/her time in this school. Please encourage your child to look after their schoolbooks by handling them carefully while they are using them.