Charging and Remissions Policy
THE FULBRIDGE ACADEMY
CHARGING AND REMISSIONS POLICY
All education during normal school hours is free. There will be
no charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National
Curriculum. Charges will be made for individual or group music
tuition. The school will ensure that on no occasion where
charges may be levied, as for example, for school visits, any
pupil is disadvantaged solely by their inability to pay.
2. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
When organising school trips or visits which enrich the curriculum and
educational experience of the children, the school will invite parents
to contribute to the cost of the trip. All contributions are voluntary. If
insufficient voluntary contributions are received, it may be necessary
to cancel a trip. If a trip goes ahead, it may include children whose
parents have not paid any contribution. These children will not be
treated differently from any others.
If a parent wishes their child to take part in a school trip or event, but
is unwilling or unable to make a voluntary contribution, the child will be
allowed to participate fully in the trip or activity. It may be necessary
for the school to pay the additional costs in order to support the
visit. Parents have a right to know how each trip is funded. The
school will provide this information on request.
The following is a list of additional activities which may be organised
by the school and for which voluntary contributions from parents may
This list is not exhaustive:
•visits to museums;
•sporting activities which require transport expenses;
•outdoor adventure activities;
•visits to the theatre;
3. RESIDENTIAL VISITS
If the school organises a residential visit in school time or mainly school
time, which is to provide education directly related to the National
Curriculum, there is no charge for the education. However, a charge to
cover the costs of board and lodging and for transport and activity costs
will be sought. If parents are experiencing financial difficulty they are
invited to discuss the matter in confidence with the head teacher.
For visits made out of school hours, a charge equivalent to the full cost
of the visit will be made.
3. MUSIC TUITION
All children study music as part of the normal school curriculum.
is no charge for this.
There is a charge for individual or group music tuition if this is not part
of the National Curriculum. The peripatetic music teachers teach
individual or small group lessons. If parents are experiencing financial
difficulty, they are invited to discuss the matter with the head
The school organises swimming lessons for all children. These take
place in school time and are part of the National Curriculum. We ask
for parental contributions towards the cost of transport.
5. DAMAGE AND BREAKAGES
The school may ask parents to pay for damage to school property or
equipment where this is a result of a pupil's misbehaviour.