Charging & Remission Policy
The Education Reform Act 1988 distinguishes between those activities which take place wholly or mainly outside school hours and those which take place wholly or mainly in school time. Parents will be charged for those activities and visits which take place wholly or mainly outside school hours.
Voluntary contributions may be sought for activities during the school day which entail additional costs. In these circumstances no pupil will be prevented from participating because his/her parents cannot or will not make a contribution. Parents will appreciate, however, that without voluntary financial support such activities and visits would cease and therefore the school will continue to request voluntary financial contributions in support of any school activity whether during or outside school hours, residential or non-residential. If sufficient contributions are not received it may be necessary to cancel particular events.
The school will continue to ask parents to provide or pay on a voluntary basis for ingredients, materials and equipment needed for subjects such as Design and Technology. Parents are under no obligation to make this contribution unless they wish to own the finished product.
In accordance with current legislation the school has a detailed policy for charging which is available from the school office to parents on request. Alternatively, you can download the school policy for charging and remissions by clicking here.