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Reducing the cost of the School Day

If re-elected, the SNP government will tear down barriers to learning with a package of practical measures to reduce the cost of the school day, including by:

Ending the practice of pupils being expected to pay fees for materials or provide their own, which is common in practical subjects such as art and design, music, home economics, hospitality and technology.

Exempting lower income families from the cost of school trips, including P7 residential trips and at least one optional secondary school trip.

Increasing grants towards school uniform costs for poorer families from the £100 minimum to £120 in Primary School and £150 in Secondary School.

Introducing free school breakfast and lunch for all primary school pupils, all year round, including school holidays.

Providing a free laptop or tablet for all school pupils, with free internet connection if required.

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