Cost of the School Day Voice network
Join The Cost of the School Day Voice - a new network of children and young people taking action on school costs and having their say on poverty and education policy.
Cost of the School Day eLearning
This new, free to access, comprehensive eLearning course is for anyone who has an interest in promoting equity in education.
“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
Cost of the School Day helps all children and young people to take part and be happy at school. We work with everyone to make sure money is never an issue.
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.
The Cost of the School Day Ideas Bank
If you are looking for ways to reduce costs and make sure all children and young people get to take part in the school day, we've collected together some great ideas from schools here.
The Cost of the School Day Toolkit
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.
Resources, reports and briefings
Cost of the School Day offers free resources, reports and briefings for schools and local authorities to help everyone to reduce costs and boost equity.
Cost of the School Day Films
Find out how schools around Scotland are making Cost of the School Day changes.