Charging and Remissions Policy

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that, during the school day, all children have full and free access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school day is defined as 9.00am to 3.15pm.

Staff Roles and Responsibilities

The Head will ensure that the following applies:

During the school day

All activities that relate to the National Curriculum plus religious education will be provided free of charge.  This includes any materials, equipment and transport to take pupils between the school and the activity.  It excludes charges made for teaching an individual pupil or groups of up to four pupils to play a musical instrument. 

All trips out of school are optional and payments will be sought for activities during the school day which entail additional costs, [for example a visit to a museum, historical site etc….]

From time to time we may invite a non-school based organisation such as a theatre company to arrange an activity during the school day.  Such organisations may wish to charge parents, who may, if they wish, ask the head teacher to agree to their child being absent for that period.

Optional activities outside of the school day

We will charge for optional, extra activities provided outside of the school day, for example Breakfast and After School ClubsSuch activities are not part of the National Curriculum or religious education, nor are they part of an examination syllabus.

Calculating charges

When charges are made for any activity, whether during or outside of the school day, they will be based on the actual costs incurred. 

Parents who would qualify for support are those in receipt of Income Support, Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Free School Meals.

The principles of best value will be applied when planning activities that incur costs to the school and/or charges to parents.

 Effective from July 2017                        Review July 2020