Poverty-proofing the school day is considering how policies and practices can impact on children and young people on a low income and how this effects their experience of the school day. Solutions may not necessarily cost money but may, for example, require schools or education services to do something differently.

In every school in Scotland, more and more parents, carers and families are struggling on low incomes meaning that many of our children are locked out of opportunities to participate, learn and thrive. At St Kentigern's Academy, we must enable all of our children to take full and equal advantage of opportunities and consider how to reduce the extra costs for parents and carers.

Please take a look at 'The Cost of the School Day' Toolkit, a document produced by the Child Poverty Action Group Scotland -  Cost of the School Day Toolkit (PDF) [3MB] (opens new window)

Please take a look at our St Kentigern's Academy Cost of the School Day Position Statement (PDF) [343KB] (opens new window)
- which details how we are trying to help families in our Community.