When a teacher/NHS worker goes to Nandos/Vodafone and they show them their DfE/DfH employment card, they do not ask their age. They just give them a discount. Same thing for students at Pizza Express, McDonalds or Co-Op.
I get your point that it differs from organisation to organisation, and I'll say to @Silas and @Bally its not a huge deal. I accept some/maybe the majority might disagree with me, and thats fine. But to me it does seem a little odd how we do not have a student category or even a category for those on in and out of work benefits. The club used to give discounts to social housing tenants for instance and that was a great initiative that they do not seem to do anymore.
The club also used to have 30k attendances and lose money every year.
Its a choice you've made to drop out of work and go back to school. Part of that decision process should have been 'Will I be able to afford to do things?' without expectation that every business will offer you some kind of discount.
The restaurants and cinemas you quote offer the discount to get people in the doors as it makes business sense for them given the nature of required occupancy and their service profit margins. By offering the discount it means theres a table filled and 3/4 people eating with a 10% discount instead of it sitting empty, and theyre still making money on that. They're not doing it because they think 'awww, poor students
Everton have sold out season tickets for the second successive year. They already offer brilliant child st rates to get young supporters in the doors with their parents. They don't need to offer 25+ students a discount as they're not struggling to fill seats and don't need them 'in the doors' to make money from ancilliary services, therefore it should be plain to see they're not the same model as Pizza Express?