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Charging and Remission Policy

School governing bodies and local authorities, cannot charge for:

• an admission application to any state funded school - paragraph 1.9 (n) of the ‘School Admissions Code 2012’ rules out requests for financial contributions as any part of the admissions process;

• education provided during school hours (including the supply of any materials, books, instruments or other equipment);

• education provided outside school hours if it is part of the national curriculum1, or part of a syllabus for a prescribed public examination that the pupil is being prepared for at the school, or part of religious education;

• instrumental or vocal tuition, for pupils learning individually or in groups, unless the tuition is provided at the request of the pupil’s parent;

• entry for a prescribed public examination, if the pupil has been prepared for it at the school; and
• examination re-sit(s) if the pupil is being prepared for the re-sit(s) at the school.

Schools and local authorities can charge for:
• any materials, books, instruments, or equipment, where the child’s parent wishes him/her to own them;

• optional extras (see page below);

• music and vocal tuition, in limited circumstances (see page 6);• certain early years provision;

• community facilities.

See full details here: Guidance overview: Charging for school activities - GOV.UK (