College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
St Mary’s CE Primary School Charging for Activities Policy Statement:
The governors will normally expect parents to pay for:
When the parent/guardians are receiving Income Support, Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and Child Tax Credit, where the parent is not entitled to Working Tax Credit and whose annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190, the Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit or an income related employment and support allowance that was introduced on 27 October 2008, the governors will not charge as this will be covered by Pupil Premium funding:
The school is normally in a position to give assistance to pupils whose parents may not be able to meet the full cost of voluntary activities. The governors hope that this practice will be able to continue and wish all parents to know that such matters will always be dealt with in complete confidence.
The staff, on behalf of the governors, will invite parents and others to make voluntary contributions. All requests for voluntary contributions will make it clear that contributions are voluntary and that children of parents who do not contribute will not be treated any differently. No pupil will be left out of an activity because their parents cannot or will not make a contribution of any kind, however, where there are not enough voluntary contributions to make the activity possible, and there is no way to make up the shortfall, then it must be cancelled.