Charges and Remissions policy

Charges and Remissions Policy

Introduction

At Weyfield all education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the Curriculum.

This policy is monitored by the governing body, and will be reviewed annually or earlier if necessary.

Charges

Charges will not be made for any activities which form part of the Curriculum requirements. No charge can be made for education during school hours.

The governing body reserves the right to make a charge in the following circumstances listed below for activities organised by the school.

                      School visits in school hours:

The full cost to each student of activities deemed to be ‘optional extras’ taking place during school hours where the parents have agreed the visit/activities in advance.

Activities outside of school hours:

The full cost to each student of any activity deemed to be ‘optional extras’ taking place outside of school hours. This includes residential trips, a charge will be made for the cost of board, lodging and travel expenses.

Charging in kind:

For the cost of materials, ingredients (or provision of them by parents) for practical subjects if the parents have indicated in advance that they wish to own the finished product.

Breakages or damage to school premises/equipment:

For breakages or damage as a result of a student’s inappropriate behaviour, or loss of school books or equipment on loan to a student. Each incident will be dealt with on its own merit and at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Voluntary Contributions:

In some cases voluntary contributions may be asked for from parents, towards the cost of any activity that takes place during school hours. Parents are under no obligation to make any contribution and pupils of parents who are unable or unwilling to contribute will not be discriminated against. In the event of insufficient voluntary contributions being made the activity may have to be cancelled and refunds will be issued.

General

The Governing Body may from time to time amend the categories for which a charge may be made.

The Governing Body reserve the right to review the Charging and Remissions Policy as necessary.

 

Remissions Policy

Where the parents of a pupil are in receipt of state benefits which would entitle their child to receive free school meals, or are in any other forms of financial hardship the Governing Body will invite parents to apply in confidence to the Headteacher for the remission of charges in part or full towards optional activities. The Headteacher in consultation with the Business Manager will make authorisation of remission.

 

Next Review Date: January 2018