Charging Policy


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St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School

 Charging Policy



St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School policy conforms with that of the Local Authority and fulfills the requirement of the Education Reform Act 1989.


No charges are made for books, materials, equipment, tuition or for any other associated costs for education provided as part of the National Curriculum.


Voluntary Contributions

Parents may be asked to make voluntary contributions for any activities taking place either inside or outside school hours providing it is made clear that failure to contribute will not affect the pupils’ rights to take part in any activity.



The school, through the Headteacher, may charge for the following activities:


-          Optional extras – deemed to be activities which take place outside school hours and which are not related in whole or in part to National Curriculum requirements.

-          Full or partial costs on residential trips during and outside school hours

-          Transport costs, entrance fees, workshop fees for educational visits which supplement or enhance activities linked to National Curriculum requirements

-          Hire charges for instruments for musical tuition which is delivered by external providers within or outside school hours. Parents will be charged directly by the providers for the tuition and for the hire of any instruments provided by them.


Loss, Breakages and Damage

Parents may be asked to pay for the cost of repair or replacement of any item of school equipment which is lost or which is damaged deliberately by the actions of a pupil.



If the Headteacher believes that charging may cause an undue financial burden on any family, charges levied may be remitted in whole or in part.


The school will actively support all families in receipt of income support where the school is the active agent in charging parents.



Reviewed December 2014

Next review December 2016



This policy has the full ownership of staff and governors

of St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School