Cost of the School Day

COST OF THE SCHOOL DAY

We are tremendously proud of the efforts we have taken to reduce the cost of the school day. See a summary of how the funds were allocated here: Cost of school day allocation of funds

The whole community immersed themselves in this inclusive practice to overcome possible barriers or stigmas to poverty. There have been very good, innovative examples of practice emerging, primarily led by the Parent Council in partnership with the Head Teacher. Many of these interventions are continuing to be implemented into 2019/2020 using PEF (Pupil Equity Funding).

Why reduce the cost of the school day? Read all about it here: https://cpag.org.uk/scotland/cost-school-day

Interventions include:

  • part funding to ensure all extra-curricular activities are free
  • part funding for transport to attend sports festivals
  • part funding to attend Pantomime
  • purchase of Primary 1 ties
  • healthy snack boxes supplied in each classroom and regularly replenished to ensure all learners have access to a nutritious snack at any time
  • purchase of outdoor equipment including ski gloves and socks, waterproof trousers and wellies to promote 100% participation in P5 ski lessons delivered by Midlothian Council and all learners being able to access the wet and muddy parts of our playground
  • bespoke welly racks made by Mens Shed to store equipment outdoors
  • individual pencil cases providing key resources for learning
  • school gym kits including gym shoes to ensure all learners have the appropriate equipment to engage in all aspects of learning
  • iron on school badges to reduce the cost of school uniform
  • a Uniform Shop run by Parent Council members laundering nearly new uniform which can be purchased using an honesty box
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