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Charging and Remissions

The Trust board has overall responsibility for approving the charging and remissions policy, but can delegate this to a committee, an individual governor or the Principal.

 

The Trust board also has overall responsibility for monitoring the implementation of this policy.

 

In our Trust, responsibility for approving the charging and remissions policy has been delegated to the Finance & Resources Committee.

 

In our Trust, monitoring the implementation of this policy has been delegated to the Principal of each Trust school. 

 

At Lyndon School we will not charge for:

 

Education

1. Admission applications

2. Education provided during school hours (including the supply of any materials, books, instruments or other equipment)

3. Education provided outside school hours if it is part of:

·       The national curriculum

·       A syllabus for a prescribed public examination that the pupil is being prepared for at the school

·       Religious education

4. Instrumental or vocal tuition, for pupils learning individually or in groups, unless the tuition is provided at the request of the pupil’s parent

5. Entry for a prescribed public examination if the pupil has been prepared for it at the school

6. Examination re-sit(s) if the pupil is being prepared for the re-sit(s) at the school 

 Transport

1. Transporting registered pupils to or from the school premises, where the school has a statutory obligation to provide transport

2. Transporting registered pupils to other premises where the governing board or Trust has arranged for pupils to be educated

3. Transport that enables a pupil to meet an examination requirement when he or she has been prepared for that examination at the school

4. Transport provided in connection with an educational visit.

5.3 Residential Visits

1. Education provided on any visit that takes place during school hours

2. Education provided on any visit that takes place outside school hours if it is part of:

The national curriculum

·       The national curriculum.

·       A syllabus for a prescribed public examination that the pupil is  being prepared for at the school.

·       Religious education.

3. Supply teachers to cover for those teachers who are absent from school accompanying pupils on a residential visit

 

At Lyndon School we can charge for:


Education

1. Any materials, books, instruments or equipment, where the child’s parent wishes him or her to own them

2. Optional extras (see below)

3. Music and vocal tuition, in limited circumstances

4. Certain early years provision

5. Community facilities

 

Optional extras

We are able to charge for activities known as ‘optional extras’. In these cases, the school can charge for providing materials, books, instruments or equipment. The following are optional extras:

1. Education provided outside of school time that is not part of:

·       The national curriculum.

·       A syllabus for a prescribed public examination that the pupil is  being prepared for at the school.

·       Religious education.

2. Examination entry fee(s) if the registered pupil has not been prepared for the examination(s) at the school

3. Transport (other than transport that is required to take the pupil to school or to other premises where the Trust/governing board has arranged for the pupil to be provided with education)

4. Board and lodging for a pupil on a residential visit

5. Extended day services offered to pupils (such as breakfast clubs, after-school clubs, tea and supervised homework sessions.) When calculating the cost of optional extras, an amount may be included in relation to:

·       Any materials, books, instruments or equipment provided in connection with the optional extra.

·       The cost of buildings and accommodation

·       Non-teaching staff

·       Teaching staff engaged under contracts for services purely to provide an optional extra (including supply teachers engaged specifically to provide the optional extra)

·       The cost, or an appropriate proportion of the costs, for teaching staff employed to provide tuition in playing a musical instrument, or vocal tuition, where the tuition is an optional extra

Any charge made in respect of individual pupils will not be greater than the actual cost of providing the optional extra activity, divided equally by the number of pupils participating.

Any charge will not include an element of subsidy for any other pupils who wish to take part in the activity but whose parents are unwilling or unable to pay the full charge.

In cases where a small proportion of the activity takes place during school hours, the charge cannot include the cost of alternative provision for those pupils who do not wish to participate.

Parental agreement is necessary for the provision of an optional extra which is to be charged for. 

 

Music tuition

1. The school can charge for vocal or instrumental tuition provided either individually or to groups of pupils, provided that the tuition is provided at the request of the pupil’s parent. Charges will not exceed the cost of the provision, including the cost of the staff giving the tuition. Charges will not be made:

·       If the teaching is an essential part of the national curriculum

·       If the teaching is provided under the first access to the Key Stage 2 instrumental and vocal tuition programme

·       For a pupil who is looked after by a local authority

 

Residential visits

1. We can charge for board and lodging on residential visits, but the charge must not exceed the actual cost.

 

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