All schools are required to have a policy towards Charging and Remission for activities that take place in and out of school hours. Where activities take place during school session time, parents are invited to make voluntary contributions towards the total cost. Such activities would include swimming lessons, class outings, day visits and any group of visiting actors, musicians, etc. We do not discriminate between those families who are willing to make a voluntary contribution and those who cannot. However, no additional funding is available to the school to compensate for any large shortfall between the actual cost of an activity and the amount of the voluntary contributions. If insufficient voluntary contributions are made, we would have to cancel any proposed activities. However, due to parental support we have never had to do this.
Admission and Education
No charge is made in connection with admission to the school. Education provided by the school is free of charge if it takes place wholly or mainly during school hours or is required by the National Curriculum. The lunch hour is not considered to fall within school hours.
The following are permitted charges:
In all cases where a permitted charge is likely to be made, parents/carers are told the amount in advance. We have also established a system for parents to pay in instalments.
In order to remove financial barriers from disadvantaged pupils, the Governing Body has agreed that some activities and visits where charges can legally be made may be offered at no charge or a reduced charge to parents in particular circumstances.
o Guaranteed State Pension Credit
The school follows Lincolnshire County Council guidelines with regard to lettings. Please contact the school office for further information.