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Telephone: 0117 903 0077

Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk

Headteacher: Tim Browse

Charging and Remissions

The Department for Education require both the Local Authority and the Governors of individual schools to formulate their respective charging and remissions policies.  The Governors of this school present their Charging and Remissions policy as follows:

During School Hours

Parents will be expected to pay for:

  • Individual music tuition including the cost of musical consumables (drum sticks etc.)
  • The board and lodging element of all residential trips and visits which relate to the National Curriculum
  • The cost of ingredients or materials if parents have indicated in advance that they wish to own the finished product.
  • Activities arranged by a third party subject to certain conditions and requirements.

Outside School Hours

Charges will be made for ‘optional extras’ defined as:

  • Falling wholly or mainly outside of school hours that is not part of the National Curriculum
  • Other activities providing participation on the optional extra activity is on the basis of parental choice and a willingness to meet the charges.
  • Transport
  • Board and Lodgings for a pupil on a residential visit

Charges for individual pupils may not:

Charges for individual pupils may not:

  • Exceed the actual cost of providing the optional extra activity divided by the number of pupils planned to participate.
  • Include an element of subsidy for pupils whose parents wish them to participate but are unwilling or unable to pay; or include the cost of alternative provision for more pupils who do not wish to participate where a small part of the activity takes place in school hours.

Voluntary Contributions

If  an  activity  takes  place  partly  or  wholly  in  school  hours  then  voluntary contributions will be asked for to cover the costs. No child will be left out if his/her parents/carers could or would not contribute towards the cost. However, if insufficient voluntary contributions are received for the trip or activity to be viable, the school reserves the right to cancel the trip or activity and refund any monies already paid.

Any parent who is unable to support their child for financial reasons in the attendance of a school trip is encouraged to discuss the issue with the Headteacher.

The following is a list of additional activities, organised by the school, which require voluntary contributions from parents. These activities are known as ‘optional extras’. This list is not exhaustive:

  • Visits to museums
  • Sporting activities
  • Outdoor adventure activities
  • Visits to or by theatre companies
  • School trips
  • Musical events
  • Transport

A copy of the Charging and Remissions policy can be found here.

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