Barnardos Back to School Survey 2022 is Open!

Barnardos Back to School Survey 2022 is Open!

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2022 in Press Releases, Research

Children’s Charity Calls on Parents & Children to Share their Views on the Return to School in September 


22 June 2022 – Barnardos 17th Annual Back to School Survey is now open and aims to shine a light on the real cost of Ireland’s free education system. Parents and young people are invited to fill out the survey and tell Barnardos how much money they spend on their children’s education – iPads, school books, clothing, footwear, photocopying fees, voluntary contributions and any other additional costs.  


With the ongoing inflation crisis and cost of living strains, returning to school is expected to be a challenging period for both parents and young people. In addition to the extra costs, parents may have additional concerns about their children returning to school and believe their children require additional supports. Barnardos wants to highlight the concerns of parents and children in advance of the return to school in 2022. 

Parents and children can take the Barnardos School Costs Survey here.  

The survey will be open from June 22nd until July 15th. Results from the survey will be released at the end of July. 




Notes to editors: 

Barnardos annual School Costs Survey is open from June 22 – July 15 

Surveys are available: 

Children and young people  

Primary school parents: 

Secondary school parents 

Results from the survey will be released at the end of July, and press notification will be sent in advance 

Spokespeople will be available and infographics and visuals will be available to illustrate the results 


For more information for press and media please contact Barnardos Press Office: 

Tel: 086 0445966    

[email protected] 


About Barnardos 

Barnardos’ mission is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and our partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences. Because childhood lasts a lifetime