Charging and Remissions Policy


The Governing Board of The Primrose Centre recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including trips, clubs and residential experiences can make towards pupils' education.

The Governing Board aims to promote and provide such activities both as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the pupils of the centre and as additional optional activities.

CHARGES
The Governing Board reserves the right to make a charge in the following circumstances for activities organised by the centre:

  • Centre Journeys in Centre Hours
    The board and lodging element of approved residential activities deemed to take place in centre hours.
  • Activities outside Centre Hours
    The full cost to each pupil of all approved activities deemed to be optional extras taking place outside centre hours.
  • Individual Instrumental Tuition
    The cost to the pupil for providing any instrumental tuition not part of normal LA peripatetic provision.
  • Charging in Kind
    The cost of materials, ingredients, equipment (or the provision of them by parents) for various areas of the curriculum i.e. Design and Technology
    The Governing Board reserves the right to charge for ingredients and materials or require them to be provided if the parents have indicated in advance that they wish to own the finished product.

GENERAL
The Governing Board may from time to time, amend the categories of activity for which a charge may be made. Nothing in this policy statement precludes the Governing Board from inviting parents to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of additional activities which take place in centre time. Parents may be advised that the continuance of an activity may depend upon voluntary contributions, but once it has been decided to run such an activity no qualifying child will be excluded on the grounds of voluntary contributions.

 

BROKEN EQUIPMENT (REPLACEMENT)

The Governors will allow the Head Teacher to ask pupils and/or their parents to contribute towards the cost of replacement items where these were damaged or broken as a direct result of misconduct on the pupil’s part. This does not in any way detract from the teaching staff's duty to brief pupils thoroughly and to manage a calm and safe working environment for the pupils.

REMISSIONS
Where the parents of a pupil are in receipt of income support or family credit, the Governing Board will offer to remit half the cost of full board and lodging for any residential activity which is deemed to take place in centre hours or where it forms part of the syllabus for the National Curriculum.
The Governing Board may wish to remit in full or in part the cost of other activities for particular groups of parents, for example, in the case of family hardship. When arranging a chargeable activity such parents will be invited in confidence for the remission of charges in full or in part. Authorisation for such remission will be made by the Head Teacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors.

Policy Reviewed: February 2016

 

Signed:                                              (Chair of Governors)

 

The Primrose Centre

Charging and Remissions Policy 2015/1

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