Charges and Remissions
Charges and Remissions
A full copy of the Governing Body’s “Charging Policy” is available on request. The main points are these:
Damage/Breakages – In certain cases parents may be asked to pay for these when they are the direct result of a pupil’s behaviour.
Day Visits – During the course of the school year, many visits are organised for all classes. These form an essential part of the curriculum. The cost of these is kept to a minimum and may be completely free. When there is a cost involved, in theory it must be optional, and no child will be prohibited from going on such a visit on the grounds of no payment being made. However, parents need to be aware that if some children do not pay, then the cost for everyone else will increase and will sometimes mean that a visit cannot take place at all.
Residential Visits – These have always had a high priority in our school and they benefit the children enormously. Parents should rest assured that the cost is always kept to a minimum. The school does subsidise these visits and we would like parents to allow their child the chance to go on them.
As well as contributions outlined for educational visits, any repair or damage to premises or equipment caused by children can be charged for. It may be necessary to ask parents to provide their child with protective clothing for such activities as art or baking (an apron or an old shirt) and also to provide specialist clothing for P.E. and games. Optional items such as baking, sewing, models, which the children bring home will not be charged for by the school.
The LA has introduced a new scale of fees and charges into the School’s Music Service. The annual cost of a pupil receiving instrumental tuition £285.60 per year. The Governing Body have therefore made the decision to subsidise the tuition fees and the charge for your child will be 50% of the cost.
From time to time we have activities such as raffles and sponsored walks to raise money for the school fund. This money goes towards Christmas activities, educational visits, visits from theatre groups, puppet shows, etc. as well as items of equipment that cannot be afforded from the school budget.
Our school fund is regularly audited and presented to Governors.