Cost of Education

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picture of NICCY's cost of education report 2017

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.

April 2018 Update

NICCY Survey

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 find out more by reading our press release here.


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NICCY Cost of Education Infographics

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