Aussie parents will be forced to fork out thousands of dollars as their kids head back to school later this month, new research has revealed.

Australian households are expected to spend a staggering $3.5 billion nationwide on school supplies alone for the year head, according to analysis by price comparison website Finder.

Stocking up on supplies such as new textbooks, stationery and uniforms will cost parents, on average, $684 for primary school kids and $1132 for high schoolers.

That jumps to $2547 for each primary school child and $4793 for secondary students — a national spend of $12.9 billion — when other costs such as tuition fees and school camps are factored in.

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