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Approved by Governors: 
4 July 2017
Due for review: 
July 2018
Author: 
Sandra Bletchley, Simon Wratten

Bloxham Church of England Primary School believes that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.

The 1996 Education Act requires all schools to have a policy on charging and remissions for school activities, which will be kept under regular review. The review date for this policy is recorded at the end of the document.

1. The policy identifies activities for which:

 

  1. charges will not be made.

  2. charges will be made

  3. charges may be waived

     

    2. Voluntary contributions

    Separately from the matter of charging, schools may always seek voluntary contributions in order to offer a wide variety of experiences to pupils. All requests for voluntary contributions will emphasise their voluntary nature and the fact that pupils of parents who do not make such contributions will be treated no differently from those who have.

     

The Law says:

If the activity cannot be funded without voluntary contributions the parents will be notified of this from the outset.

 

No child will be excluded from an activity because parents are unable to pay.

 

If insufficient contributions are raised, the trip or activity may have to be cancelled.

 

If a parent is unwilling or unable to pay their child will be given an equal chance to go on the visit.

Charging for and remissions for school activities

 

Bloxham Church of England Primary School believes that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.

 

The 1996 Education Act requires all schools to have a policy on charging and remissions for school activities, which will be kept under regular review. The review date for this policy is recorded at the end of the document.

 

1. The policy identifies activities for which:

 

  1. charges will not be made.

  2. charges will be made

  3. charges may be waived

     

    2. Voluntary contributions

    Separately from the matter of charging, schools may always seek voluntary contributions in order to offer a wide variety of experiences to pupils. All requests for voluntary contributions will emphasise their voluntary nature and the fact that pupils of parents who do not make such contributions will be treated no differently from those who have.

     

The Law says:

If the activity cannot be funded without voluntary contributions the parents will be notified of this from the outset.

 

No child will be excluded from an activity because parents are unable to pay.

 

If insufficient contributions are raised, the trip or activity may have to be cancelled.

 

If a parent is unwilling or unable to pay their child will be given an equal chance to go on the visit.

Bloxham Church of England Primary School believes that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.