Paying for certain activities
The school will only request a payment for activities where:
1. The cost cannot be covered by the school's budget, for example certain educational trips and residentials; or
2. We are raising money for the school fund (for the benefit of our children) or for another registered charity (such as Marie Curie or Comic/Sports Relief).
We want our children to be able to benefit from extra curricular activities, as these have huge educational benefits, but we always have affordability at the forefront of our minds when arranging these.
We also recognise the need for transparency, so if parents are being asked to make a payment, it will be made clear what will happen with the money raised (in those cases where the money is not directly subsidising the activity concerned).
As a school, we will give parents as much notice as possible of any charges and will also offer the option of paying in instalments to spread the cost and make it more affordable.
In addition, parents who are struggling to meet the cost of these activities are encouraged to contact the school office about this at the earliest opportunity, as there may be funding available to assist some families with these additional costs.
A copy of our charging policy is available to download below, It gives further details of our approach to charging for school activities.