Charging and Remissions
Please see our policy below or download from our Policies page here.
The governors will normally expect parents to pay for:
- The cost of activities and optional extras which take place out of school hours unless these form an essential part of the National Curriculum.
- The board, transportation, and lodging costs of any residential trips, whether in or out of school time.
- The cost of ingredients and materials for cookery, needlework, craft, and technology when the finished product is to be taken home.
- The cost of repairs for breakages and damage arising from misbehaviour.
- The cost of out-of-school-hours childcare provided on the school premises, such as Breakfast Club or Afterschool Club.
- Outside providers such as Music, Drama, Sport, and other club providers, who charge parents privately for these sessions.
When the parent/guardians are receiving any of the following:
- Universal Credit, and your household income is less than £7400 a year, (after tax and not including any benefits,
- Income Support,
- Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance,
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999,
- 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 Guaranteed Element of the State Pension Credit,
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit), or
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance,
the following charges will be covered by Pupil Premium funding:
- The full cost of board, transportation, and lodging for the Year 6 and Year 4 residential trip for any child in receipt of Free School Meals
- 50% of the full cost of board, transportation, and lodging for the Year 6 and Year 4 residential trip for any child recognised as Ever 6 (i.e., having been eligible for free school meals at any time during the previous 6 years, though no longer currently eligible).
- The full cost of ingredients or materials for cookery, needlework, craft, and technology when the finished product will not be taken home.
- The cost of school trip and other additional experiences will be met in line with the Pupil Premium Grant spending plan.
The staff, on behalf of the governors, will invite parents and others to make voluntary contributions towards various activities during the year. 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.
- The cost of transportation to and from swimming lessons will be covered by voluntary contributions.
- Parents will not be asked to subsidise children from other families.
- Costs will be kept to a minimum.
Cases of financial hardship in relation to all charges and voluntary contributions will be dealt with at the Head Teacher’s discretion. They will be dealt with sympathetically and confidentially by the school, and no pupil will be identified or treated differently because of such circumstances.