Charging Policy

In accordance with Sections 450 – 461 of the Education Act 1996, the Governing Body make no charge for education or educational activities provided during school hours as part of the published curriculum. 

However, the Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities can make towards the personal and social education of pupils.  The Governing Body therefore reserve the right to levy charges certain activities arranged by the school, which will not exceed the actual cost of the activity, for example:

  • -Residential visits
  •  - music
  •  - materials for practical lessons
  •  - visits in support of the curriculum which are desireable but not essential
  •  - exam fees

The Governing Body may, from time to time, review and amend the categories of activity for which charges can be made.  The Governing Body may, from time to time issue exceptions to categories or activities for example for those pupils who attract additional funding.

A detailed charging policy is downloadable here.