LJFS Charging Policy

The Governing Body and Executive Headteacher will consider asking parents/carers to meet the costs of the activities detailed below. The charges will be made after consultation with parents/carers, will not exceed the cost of the provision and will be proportionate for each student. Lessons / activities will not be confirmed until parental/carer agreement has been received, ideally by return of a signed reply slip.

Activity

Note

Board and lodging on residential trips

Information about activities and costs to be distributed to parents/carers well in advance of any trip, to enable financial planning by the family to take place.

The proportionate costs for any student on activities wholly or mainly outside school hours (‘Optional extras’) to meet the costs of:

Travel

Materials and equipment

Non teaching staff costs

Entrance fees

Insurance costs

Vocal and musical instrumental tuition

Charges to cover additional costs incurred by school, beyond any element covered by public funding.

Re-sits for public examinations where no further preparation has been provided by the school

Examination fees where a student fails without good reason to sit an exam

After consultation with parents/carers.

Any other education, transport or examinations where no further preparation has been provided by the school

Any other education, transport or examinations fee unless charges are specifically prohibited

Breakages, repairs and replacements as a result of damage caused wilfully or negligently by the student

Charges will be made after consultation with parents/carers and will not exceed total replacement /repair costs.

Extra-curricular activities and clubs

Charges to cover the additional costs incurred by the school, beyond any element covered by public funding.

Any extended school activity

Charges to cover the additional costs incurred by the School, beyond any element covered by public funding.

Damage/ vandalism / loss to and of school property or services

Charges will be made after consultation with parents/carers and will not exceed total replacement /repair costs.

Replacement of any damaged parts caused by students setting off fire alarms unnecessarily or maliciously

A charge of £50 will be made to a student who deliberately triggers the fire alarm knowing there to be no fire.

The school will make every effort to ensure that all information clearly defines costs and activities as simply and clearly as possible and is communicated well in advance, to enable families to plan for these charges.

Our full Charging and Remissions Policy can be found by clicking here.