Charging for School Activities
The Education Reform Act 1998 states that education provided during school hours must be free of charge. The school therefore, may not charge for any activities which take place in school time, with the exception of instrumental lessons. The school may charge for activities provided wholly or mainly outside school hours, as long as these activities are optional extras.
In order that school activities can take place, as in the past, the school may invite parents and others to make a voluntary contribution towards any aspect of the school’s work e.g. visits, consumable items and artefacts etc. However, no pupil may be left out of an activity because his/her parents are not able to or do not wish to make a contribution.
Please find a below a link for St Joseph’s Charging Policy.