A SCHOOL has been accused of shaming a mum after sending her a £445.50 bill for after-class clubs to ALL parents by mistake.

Parents of some 300 children at Mount Primary School in Wirral were said to have all been emailed the demand that the parent pay up by March 8 or risk forfeiting the pupil's place.

The Merseyside school has since apologised, admitting it had committed a personal data breach by revealing the name of the pupil and apologising for the "administrative error", the Liverpool Echo reports.

But the breach has angered some parents, who accused Mount Primary of "shaming" the pupil's family.

In a statement to the Echo, the school said: "Although we are sympathetic to individual circumstances and endeavour to try and help families, the club is self-funding and does not receive financial help from school.

"As a consequence the club relies on prompt and regular payment from families who use the club's services. Delays with childcare voucher payments notwithstanding all sessions should be paid in advance, or in the same week they are taken."

On the school's website, the Lighthouse Club is described as comprising of breakfast sessions and after-school sessions, providing a "fun, safe and nurturing environment" for pupils.

When contacted for a comment, a spokeswoman for the school told the Echo yesterday: "This was an administrative error and we would like to apologise sincerely for our mistake.

"As soon as we realised what had happened, we contacted the parent of the pupil involved to explain and apologise for this error.

"We have also informed other parents of the breach and asked them to delete the email."