Charging and Remissions

CHARGING AND REMISSIONS POLICY

The Governing Body have noted that The Education Act 1996 allows charges to be made in the following areas:  
  • Optional Extras: Activities are not related to the National Curriculum or to prescribe public examinations or to fulfil duties relating to religious education taking place ‘out of school time’.
  • Materials Used in: Subject to the parents having agreed in advance they wish to own the finished product.
  • Craft Subjects
  • Board and Lodgings: At any time ("In school time" or "out of, or ‘deemed out’ of, school time" only, full remission to those parents in receipt of
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA);
  • Support under Part IV of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • "Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £13,910.

(Notes: *For residential visits to the Arthog Outdoor Education Centre only – parents in receipt of Working Tax Credit with an annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, that does not exceed *£13,910, will also qualify for remission of board and lodging charges as described above. As it will increase for inflation from time to time subsequent qualifying figures should be checked with FSM staff. 

Examination entry Fees: Public examinations not prescribed in regulations. Prescribed public examinations where the pupil has not been prepared by the school. Re-sits of prescribed public examinations where no further preparation has been provided by the school. 

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