Price Doesn't Matter
The price doesn't matter to the school.
My eldest who goes to an academy was told he would need an iPad for some lessons and that the school dictated this.
When I queried how he would afford such a luxury, they explained that I could purchase it on a finance plan and they would happily lock it down etc so it could only be used for school work.
So I would get the privilege of buying an iPad at an inflated cost and not be able to use anything other than school work on it.
I along with about 100 other parents refused, why should we pay nie on £600 just so my child can learn.
I explained that he would have a chromebook and that was that.
It took the school 2 years to stop trying to push it as a requirement