I'm curious to find out the policies on this and your opinions on them. Two of my sons are encouraged to pay as much as they want at their secondary school for non-uniform day. If I recall correctly, two years ago, they changed from mandatory payment of £1 before the day, £2 on the day, and £3 after the day, to voluntary contributions and that emphasis on the "charity" aspect rather than hounding down students that haven't paid. Whereas my other two sons have to pay £1 at their primary school, else they are told off. Now we live in one of the most deprived wards in the country and many parents live in poverty with 2 or 3 children at school and for them paying £2/3 does have a big effect. That's why I'm not particularly keen of compulsory payments for non-uniform days, especially as parents who cannot pay end up sending their children in uniform and then they feel left out compared to other kids. Do others feel the same way? Has your school changed its policy?