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Learning lessons from the last lockdown: what helps school children and families on low incomes

18 January 2021
As we enter a second lockdown in Scotland what can we do to ensure schooling at home will work for everyone? Read our Cost of the School Day blog.

Open letter to Gavin Williamson on home learning

11 January 2021
Today we and Children North East have sent an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson MP, which lays out a set of guiding principles that we advise the government to use to make decisions about home education during this lockdown period.

The Cost of Learning in Lockdown - Cost of the School Day report released

22 June 2020
During May 3218 parents and carers, and 1074 children and young people responded to our Cost of the School Day survey

Latest Cost of the School Day ebulletin

15 June 2020
Applications opened for the best start grant in Scotland on 1 June, and now is a good time for families to make applications for the clothing grant and free school meals too - which can really help to reduce the cost of going back to school for those on low incomes. For information and advice on how to access these entitlements, see the latest Cost of the School Day ebulletin.

National Lottery backs £2 million project to ‘cut cost of school day’

28 January 2020
A £2 million National Lottery-backed project to support children’s learning and ease financial pressure on low-income parents starts today (Tuesday 28th January) with 128 schools across the UK set to take action over the next three years.

Cost of the School Day evaluation released

22 January 2020
Read the results of an evaluation, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland, which shows the positive impact that the Cost of the School Day project has had on school and local authority child poverty awareness, policy and practice.

Cost of the School Day films released

13 November 2019
Schools taking action on uniforms

Dundee City Council launches its four Cost of the School Day pledges

26 October 2018
In response to the findings of the Cost of the School Day Dundee report, we were delighted to work with Dundee City Council to launch four ambitious Cost of the School Day pledges at the new North East campus on Friday 26th October.

New national Cost of the School Day Toolkit launched today alongside The Cost of School film resource

04 September 2018
Today, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have jointly launched a suite of resources to raise awareness of school costs, prompt discussion and support action on child poverty in schools.

New poverty related Attainment Challenge Partnership project launched by Young Scot

30 August 2018
A new Attainment Challenge Partnership has been launched by Young Scot. Working with six local authorities, Transport Scotland and Improvement Services the partnership will utilise the smart-enabled Young Scot National Entitlement Card to deliver new targeted and bespoke local smart-entitlements and opportunities, focussed on travel, health and wellbeing, to tackle inequalities, improve attainment in education and challenge rural poverty.