According to the Irish League of Credit Union's latest survey on school costs, the average cost of sending a child to secondary school is now pushing €1,500 while the cost of primary school education has also increased since last year.

The survey provides a break down of school-related costs as parents begins to plan for the year ahead. To find out more, Claire Byrne spoke to Paul Bailey of the ILCU and Aoife, a parent of two school-age children.

To listen to their full chat on Today with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1 click here or listen back above.