Cost of the School Day Calendar 2022/23

Uniforms, trips, school lunches, PE kits, pencils and pens, dress down days and other school costs 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 calendar aims to help schools identify possible cost barriers during the academic year and think about some alternatives to make sure all children and young people can fully participate in education.

Throughout the calendar, we’ve included ideas and good practice examples from schools across England, Scotland and Wales who have taken part in the Cost of the School Day project. Importantly, we know that schools can have the most impact by listening to children.

You can flip through the calendar below, and download it using the download button. We recommend printing it on A3 paper to get enough space to add your own events and important dates to it.

Download the Calendar

Download the Welsh language calendar

To find out more about investigating the school day from the perspective of children and young people, please contact our team on [email protected]. If you find this calendar useful, you might also benefit from our other free resources.