The Education Reform Act (2002) sets out the law on charging in all local authority maintained schools. The governors’ policy on charging is consistent with the requirements of the act. The full statement on charging is available for inspection in the school office.
In line with Local Authority guidance, parents of students taking practical subjects who wish to keep final products will be asked to provide ingredients or materials (or cash equivalent).
The school will continue to offer students as wide a range of opportunities as possible and hopes that parents, where possible, will look sympathetically upon a request for a voluntary contribution. Parents who wish their children to take advantage of optional extras, but who may not be able to afford such extras, should contact the headteacher to see if there may be any means of financial support to assist them.