Charging and Remissions

Charging and Remissions2018-08-30T13:47:28+00:00

At The Stephen Longfellow Academy, we recognise the role that extra-curricular activities have in widening the pupil experience and enhancing the curriculum. As a parent/carer, it is important that you understand our policy around this.

This information regards our policy, the key information is below:

You cannot be charged for:

  • Education provided during school hours.

  • Any materials such as books, instruments or other equipment used in school hours.

  • Education provided out of school hours which is part of the National Curriculum, or part of a syllabus for an exam which your child is being prepared for.

  • Tuition for pupils learning to play musical instruments if it is part of the National Curriculum.

  • Education provided on a trip within school hours.

  • Education provided on a trip outside of school hours which is part of the National Curriculum.

  • Entry for an exam which the child is being prepared for at the school.

  • Exam re-sits, if the child is being prepared for it at the school.

  • Transport for pupils to and from the school, if the local education authority has a statutory obligation to provide transport.

  • Transport provided for an educational trip.

You can be charged for:

  • Board and lodging on residential visits.

  • The costs for activities completely or mainly outside of school hours.

  • Vocal and musical instrument tuition.

  • Breakages and replacements caused by damages by the pupil.

  • Extra-curricular activities and school clubs.

  • Extended school activities.

  • Damage, vandalism or loss to and of school property.

  • School uniform (1 free).

  • Re-sits for exams where no preparation has been provided by the school.

  • Exam fees where the pupil fails without good reason to sit the exam.

  • Any other education, transport or exams where no preparation has been provided by the school.

  • Any other education, transport or exam fee unless charges are specifically prohibited.

Remission

If you receive the following support payments, your child will be given free school lunches, and you will be entitled to the remission of charges for board and lodging during residential school trips:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit, where the parent is not entitled to Working Tax Credit and whose annual income does not exceed £16190

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Any income related employment and support allowance