Helping schools to identify possible cost barriers during the academic year, and think about alternative approaches to make sure all children and young people get to take part in the school day.
Supporting families in times of financial hardship
The guide will help schools consider how they’re already supporting families and how they can make small changes to policies, practices and communications to help families through times of economic difficulty.
The Cost of Having Fun at School
Fun events at school can be difficult for low income families to afford, and so this report aims to help schools to find ways of having fun which includes everyone.
Resources for schools in Scotland
Our most popular resource for schools, this toolkit is designed to help schools investigate cost barriers and poverty-related challenges with children, parents, carers and staff.
A collection of case studies which show some of the ways schools across Scotland are reducing costs, boosting incomes and supporting low income families.
Explore how school communities can reduce and remove the financial barriers to education for children and young people from low-income families.
Talking about Costs and Money at School - resource and animation
Talking about school costs and money can be challenging but doing it well helps to break down financial barriers to education and makes sure families get the support they need. This resource offers practical and easy steps schools can make to communicate better with parents and carers about costs, alongside a short animation.
Watch the Talking about Costs and Money at School animation on YouTube
Children and young people, teachers and school staff, parents and carers have across Scotland have been telling us about the measures they've put in place, and the difference it's made to their schools.
Resources for schools in England
A practical guide for school staff in England, to help tackle poverty and the cost of the school day.
Working group guide
Advice on developing an effective working group to help drive change and draw on experiences and solutions from across the whole school community.
School uniform guide
With some adjustments to policies and practices, schools can take the pressure of school uniform costs off children and their families.
Resources for schools in Wales
This report sheds light on the experiences of pupils and parents with school fun and includes ideas for how to make fun events more inclusive.
Small steps schools can take to help make learning more accessible for children and families living in poverty in Wales