A Cost of the School Day calendar has been published to help schools identify and remove potential barriers to education for children and families living in poverty.

The resource has been produced by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Children North East and forms part of the on-going Cost of the School Day project.

The calendar breaks down on a month-by-month basis common barriers to education for disadvantaged children and offers alternatives and other suggestions. This includes highlighting common annual celebration days in schools and how we can avoid making these inaccessible for disadvantaged children.

There is also general advice about issues such as uniforms, trips, school lunches, gym kits, pencils and pens, dress down days and other school costs that can be difficult to afford for low-income families.

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