The education we provide wholly or mainly during school hours will be free, but on some occasions a voluntary contribution towards the cost of an activity may be requested by the school. Parents are free to decide whether or not to contribute. This policy sets out the principles upon which the school will operate charges and remissions.
All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum.
School Trips and visits
When organising school trips or visits which enrich the curriculum and the educational experiences of the children, the school will request a voluntary contribution to cover the costs.
On residential trips that take place wholly or mainly during school hours, the school will charge for the cost of board and lodging at the actual cost of the provision. No charge will be made for any educational content or travel expenses.
After School Activities
Wherever possible we try to offer after school activities with no charge. There are some clubs where school uses an independent provider and in this case a charge for the activity will be made by the provider.
All children study music as part of the National Curriculum. No charge is made for this. Bury Music Service charges for their individual or small group lessons.
Some children are entitled to Free School Meals. If you need to know who to contact about free school meals please ask for advice from the general office. Those children who have school lunches and are not entitled to free school meals, must pay the current prices. Dinner money, for the full week, should be placed in a named envelope and given to your child to take to his/her class teacher on Monday mornings. Children should give 2 weeks notice if they are changing from packed lunches to school dinners, or school dinners to packed lunches.
A charge of £3 will be made for lost school books.
Where a child stays for extra Nursery sessions (above 15 hours entitlement) these sessions must be paid for in line with school policy.
Where parents are asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of an activity which takes place during school hours or to school equipment or school funds, the contribution will be genuinely voluntary. Pupils of parents who are unable or unwilling to contribute will not be discriminated against.
The funding of activities will be a clear and open process understood by all. We intend that our charging and remissions policy will be in line with that of the LA and that it will meet the requirements of the law.