[Note: this policy is required for state-funded schools only.]

Policy Statement

Following the Education Reform Act 1988, every school must have, and publish for parents, a charging policy. The governors’ decisions are set out in this policy.

The Aims of the Policy

The aims of this policy are to:

  1. define what the school can charge for

  2. clarify when voluntary contributions can be requested

  3. clarify when charges will be remitted.

Procedure

Books and Equipment

Parents/carers are responsible for ensuring their child is provided with pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, calculators, etc. Some subject departments will have, available to purchase, specialist items such as scientific calculators, protractors and laboratory coats.

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