Cost of the School Day Calendar
The Cost of the School Day calendar helps schools identify possible cost barriers during the academic year and make sure all pupils can fully participate in education. The calendar has ideas and good practice examples from schools across England, Scotland and Wales.
“If all of your friends or people you know go to the after school clubs, school trips, that kind of isolates you from them. You're singled out, you're not with them, just a spare person.”
Boy, age 15
Uniforms, trips, school lunches, gym kits, pencils and pens, and dress down days can be difficult to afford for low-income families. When children and young people can’t take part in opportunities because of cost, they miss out and feel excluded, and it is harder for them to learn, achieve and be happy at school.
Talking about Costs and Money at School
Talking about costs and money at school can be difficult, but this animation and resource has lots of great practice and ideas from parents and carers to help schools get it right.
Cost of the School Day Films
Find out how schools around Scotland are making Cost of the School Day changes.
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Cost of the School Day Resources
COST OF THE SCHOOL DAY TOOLKIT, UPDATED 2021
Helping your whole school community to address the Cost of the School Day - the newly updated Toolkit includes lots of resources, information and great practice ideas.