Oxfordshire school introduces £50 cap for teacher presents

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An independent school has introduced a £50 cap for presents to teachers.

St Helen and St Katharine School, in Oxfordshire, said extravagant gifts and cash-equivalent vouchers were placing staff "in an awkward position".

A letter to parents at the £5,490-a-term school in Abingdon said students could present non-cash gifts to the value of more than £100 as a group.

School bursar David Eley said it had a "great" relationship with parents but needed to "ensure strong governance".

The letter, which was first reported on by Schools Week…

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