Policies

Charging and Remissions

The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that a wide range of additional activities make towards pupils’ personal and social education.  The Governing Body have drawn up a charging policy and no charge will be made for activities which take place in school time, apart from musical instrument tuition for individuals or pupils in small groups and the privately run French clubs.  However, parents will be invited to make voluntary contributions towards any part of the school’s work.  The Governors reserve the right to charge all pupils for activities that are provided wholly or mainly outside school hours where the activities are optional extras.  They also reserve the right to charge for the board and lodging on residential courses. 

According to the Governors’ Policy of Charges and Remissions for School Activities parents who are in receipt of: (a) Income Support; (b) Income Based Job Seekers Allowance; (c) Child Tax Credit and do not receive Working Tax Credit and who have an annual taxable income of less than £16,190; (d) Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; or (e) a guaranteed element of State Pension Credit do not need to pay for events.  Nor will they be expected to make a voluntary contribution of money unless they wish to do so.  However, Governors reserve the right to cancel any activity which is not financially viable due to insufficient parental contributions.