Charging and Remissions
By law it is forbidden to charge for the provision of education during school hours but charges may be made for the following:
• board and lodging where a school activity involves a residential element
• optional extras e.g. clubs run by a qualified coach
Voluntary contributions will generally be sought from parents/carers for school activities, e.g. trips of an educational nature. No child will be excluded from an educational visit if a voluntary contribution has not been made. However, if insufficient contributions are received, an activity may not be viable and may have to be cancelled. We thank our parents/carers for supporting such activities by making voluntary contributions, ensuring that children at Birstall Primary Academy gain from a variety of experiences which we might otherwise be unable to run.