Two of the Commissioner’s priority areas are child poverty and education. Through NICCY’s ongoing engagement with children and young people, their parents and guardians on these subject areas, the issue of the costs associated with education has been consistently raised. Young people, their parents and guardians have told NICCY that the costs associated with education is impacting on the ability of children and young people to fully participate in their education.
In February 2017, NICCY commissioned a survey of parents across Northern Ireland, to identify the amount parents are having to spend in relation to the education of their children, and how affordable these costs are. The survey is based on a representative sample of 1,006 parents across Northern Ireland.
- You can view the Cost of Education for Families in Northern Ireland 2016-17 NICCY summary report here (pdf) and in MS Word format here
- You can view the Cost of Education SMR Reference Report 2016-17 (pdf) and in MS Word format here
What at you paying?
You can use our cost calculator to see how much you spend on your child's education and how this compares with the average of £1222 per child.
We have a range of infographics which you can view by clicking this link: