Charging and Remission Policy

This statement has been drawn up in accordance with the requirement of the relevant legislation.

The sections below set out some areas of activity for which charging is permissible under the legislation and is the Charging and Remission Policy of the Governing Body related to these activities.

Day educational visits arranged to support National Curriculum provision

Charging

The total cost of the visit i.e. admission charges, travel costs, preparation visits and materials required will be divided equally amongst those children eligible to participate. (Approved recommendation of holiday absences etc. must be taken into account when determining the number of children eligible). Parents will be informed, in writing, of the details and costing of the visit and voluntary contributions to cover the cost will be sought. Should there be insufficient income and support received, the visit may be cancelled and money refunded. Money will not be refunded in the case of any absence.

Remission

The Governing Body delegates to the Head Teacher the discretion to remit part, or all, of the costs in appropriate circumstances, for example, when sponsorship or voluntary contributions enable a general reduction in charges or where parents are in receipt of Income Support or Family Credit.

School Activities

Charging

Parents will be asked to make a voluntary contribution, towards each activity within the school eg. theatre visits, workshops, baking etc. In cases of hardship the school will cover the costs at its discretion. No child will be penalised if the money is not contributed. However, if enough contributions are not received the activity will be withdrawn.

Remission

As above

Nursery Resources

Parents are asked to pay £15 per school year, voluntary contribution, towards various nursery resources. No child will be penalised if the money is not contributed. However, if enough contributions are not received the activity will be withdrawn.

Loss, breakages, damage to school property, equipment and books

Children and their parents will be expected to make good any damage caused by funding the complete cost of repair or replacement.