Governors’ Charging and Remissions Policy
Under Sections 449-462 of the Education Act of 1996 the Governors of St Saviour’s and St Olave’s may make charges
- For board and lodging for a pupil on a residential trip
- For costs associated with individual tuition in the playing of a musical instrument unless it is provided as part of the syllabus for a prescribed public examination or is required by the National curriculum
- For activities which take place wholly or mainly outside school hours that are not part of a syllabus for a prescribed public examination and are not required to fulfil statutory duties relating to the National Curriculum or to Religious Education
- For the cost of entering a student for a public examination not prescribed in regulations and for preparing students for such an examination outside school hours or where tuition has been provided by instructors/teachers who are not members of the school’s teaching staff.
- For re-sits of prescribed public examinations where no further preparation has been provided by the school
- For any costs incurred should a parent ask for examination results to be re-scrutinised
- For the recovery of wasted public examination fees if a student fails, without good reason, to complete the examination requirements
- For transport not provided by the Local Authority or school to travel direct from home or to home, to and from an activity sanctioned, though not provided, by the LA or school.
- For ingredients / materials for practical subjects where parents indicate in advance that they or the student want to own the finished products.
The Foundation, via the Governing Body:
- May remit all or some of the board and lodging charges to students whose parents are in difficult financial circumstances
- May at its discretion contribute financially to offset the cost of activities offered wholly or mainly during normal teaching time
- May, at its discretion, subsidise or meet the full cost of the provision of ‘optional extras’.
Voluntary contributions may be asked for to fund some activities. Parents are, however, not obliged to make such a contribution and no student will be penalised and disadvantaged if a parent is unable or does not wish to make such a contribution. Parents are encouraged to contact us where difficulties occur. It will be made clear to parents if the activity cannot go ahead without sufficient voluntary contributions.
Governors may also require parents to pay:
· For repairs to school buildings, furniture or property necessitated by a student’s behaviour
· For text books etc lost, defaced or otherwise damaged while in a student’s keeping.