Parents at a Dorset school have started a protest campaign after being asked to pay £400 for iPads for their children.
A letter was sent out by Gryphon School in Sherborne recommending that pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 should buy iPads for use from September.
Following complaints the school has said that this is not a "requirement" but is "entirely optional."
ITV West Country's Facebook site was bombarded with comments from parents throughout the region:
- JESS WRIGHT: if the schools want the kids to use an ipad in school then they should provide them
- SCOTT SALTER: Why spend £400 on an iPad when you can get laptops for about £300 now?!
- REBEKAH RHIAN MORRIS: When i was i was in primary we always used pens then went to secondary we used computers to write out course work, don't see how we got grades based on spell check, how are kids going to learn to write properly.
This afternoon the school issued a statement explaining their policy.