Cost of the School Day (CoSD) is both a national and local authority initiative, which aims to raise awareness within communities and schools of the financial implications and burdens education can create.
At Strathaven Academy, we realise insufficient household and/or disposable income mean that some young people simply cannot afford the resources needed for school and may not be able to take part in the wide range of school activities available. Consequently, some pupils are at risk of missing out, and therefore may feel different, excluded and unhappy. We also realise the pressure and distress this can cause parents/carers.
Please see our attached leaflet for detailed information on the background of CoSD, what Strathaven Academy is doing to help families and how to access help and support.
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From August 2020 there will be a form (link will be posted below) for parents/carers to request financial assistance for school related activities (e.g. trips, uniforms, etc.)
Should you run into school-related financial difficulties please notify your child’s Pupil Support teacher. All Pupil Support staff can be contacted through the school office (01357 524040).