Relationships and Sexuality Education

Period Dignity

Accessing Period Products

The Education Authority (EA) is responsible for the procurement system that enables all schools, including all-boys' schools, to purchase period products to ensure they are accessible to learners and pupils who need them, when they need them. All boys’ schools can also avail of the procurement system as they may share classes with learners from neighbouring all-girls’ schools.

Post Primary Schools

Post Primary schools should follow the updated Period Dignity Policy and Guidance for Schools document, check their allocated budget for free products and place orders on the EA iProcurement portal.

A copy of the contract schedule for Feminine Hygiene Products is available on EA Procure. You can request login details by emailing [email protected].

Voluntary Grammar/Grant Maintained Integrated Schools

Schools who do not use iProcurement such as Voluntary Grammar and Grant Maintained Integrated Schools, can use the instructions above to obtain the schedule and prices before placing an order via email to the appointed supplier for this project, [email protected]

Ordering with the appointed supplier will allow these schools to benefit from competitive pricing and ensure demand data is captured during monitoring of the pilot.

Primary Schools

Primary Schools will be supported through a stock allocation exercise in September 2023, instead of being provided with individual budgets this year.