Charging and remissions




Introduction 

At Whitley Lodge First School we believe that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits independent of their parents financial means. 
This charging and remission 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 purpose of the policy is to ensure that there is clarity over those items which the school will provide free of charge and for those items where there will/may be a charge. 

The policy has been informed by DCFS guidance and complements the school's Equal Opportunities Policy and Finance Policy. 



Responsibilities 

The Headteacher will ensure that staff are familiar with and correctly apply the policy. 
The Governors will review the policy annually. 
No charge will be made for : 
  • Education provided during school hours, including the supply of any materials, books, instruments or other equipment. 

  • Education provided outside of school hours if it is part of the National Curriculum or part of the school’s basic curriculum for religious education. 

  • Tuition for pupils learning to play musical instruments or singing if the tuition is required as part of the National Curriculum. 

  • Entry for a prescribed public examination if the pupil has been prepared for it at the school. 

  • Education provided on any trip that takes place during school hours 

  • Education that takes place on any trip that takes place outside school hours if it is part of the National Curriculum, part of the school’s basic RE curriculum or part of a syllabus for a prescribed public examination if the pupil has been prepared for it at the school. 

  • Supply teachers to cover for those teachers who are absent from school accompanying pupils on residential trips. 

  • Transport provided in connection with an educational trip.