The school endeavours to provide all pupils with the best possible educational opportunities available within the funds allocated. The law states very clearly that education during normal school hours is to be free of any compulsory charge to parents and the school warmly endorses that principle and is committed to uphold the legal requirements.
It is recognised, however, that many educationally valuable activities have been and will continue to be dependent on financial contributions in whole or in part from parents. Without that financial support the school would find it quite impossible to maintain the quality and breadth of the educational programme provided for pupils. The school's concern is to keep financial voluntary contributions to a reasonable minimum and to ensure that all children are able to take part, irrespective of their circumstances.
The law recognises that charges may be made to parents in certain defined circumstances provided that each school has identified the activities for which charges will be made and has explained the basis on which charges may be reduced or waived for certain pupils.
You can find our Charging Policy here.