Remission and Charging Policy

The school encourages a varied and full range of activities for all pupils to participate in, and this policy aims to enable equal access to these experiences for all our pupils.

In conformity with the Education Rights Act 1988 it is our policy:

  1. Except where pupils are entitled to statutory remission, to charge for all board and lodging costs on residential activities.

  2. To charge for activities wholly or mainly outside school hours which are not part of a prescribed public examination, required to fulfil the national curriculum or religious education.

  3. Not to charge for examination entries except where:

    1. The school has not prepared the pupil for the examination in the year for which the entry is made.

    2. The pupil has failed, for no good reason, to complete the requirements of the examination or to attend it.

  4. Not to charge for books, materials, equipment, instruments or incidental transport provided in connection with the preparation of prescribed public examination, national curriculum, statutory religious education except where parents/carers have indicated in advance their willingness to purchase the products.

  5. To request voluntary contributions from parents/carers for activities in or out of school hours for which compulsory charges cannot be made, but which can only be provided if there is enough voluntary funding to ensure that no pupil is excluded from such activity by reason of unwillingness or inability to pay the voluntary contribution.

  6. To request payment from parents/carers for damage or loss of school property caused wilfully or neglectfully by their children.

  7. To delegate to the Headteacher the determination of any case arising from the implementation of this policy.

Reviewed: April 2016
By: Finance Committee