Cost of the School Day research published

2 October 2015

Children and young people from low income families in Glasgow can find that costs across the school day act as a barrier to their participation at school. This can make pupils feel excluded and in some cases, may have a direct result on their ability to achieve, CPAG in Scotland research has found.

The Cost of the School Day project ran during session 2014-15 in eight Glasgow schools with varying levels of deprivation. We worked with 339 children and young people (P5-S6) and 111 school staff to find out where problems lie for children from low income households, how their participation and experiences are affected by school costs and which current and potential policies and practices could help to prevent these problems arising.

For more information or to discuss the findings, please get in touch:

Sara Spencer, Project Manager: Cost of the School Day. Tel: 0141 548 1056 / 07918565532 or email: sspencer@cpagscotland.org.uk

Cost of the School Day is a Glasgow Poverty Leadership Panel project, funded by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Glasgow City Council Education Services. It was inspired by the success of Poverty Proofing the School Day from Children North East.