Adswood Primary School

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Charging

 

All the education we provide in school, during normal school hours, (8.50am – 3.15pm and excluding midday break) is at no charge to pupils. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum, but for certain trips and activities we do ask parents for a voluntary contribution.

All nursery children are entitled to 15 hours or 30 hours of nursery provision free of charge. No extra sessions can be booked.

When organising school trips or visits to enrich the curriculum and the educational experience of the children, the school invites parents and carers to contribute to the cost. All contributions are voluntary. If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions, we may cancel a trip. If a trip goes ahead, it may include children whose parents or carers have not paid any contribution. We do not treat these children differently from any others.

If a parent wishes their child to take part in a school trip or event, but is unwilling or unable to make a voluntary contribution, we do allow the child to participate fully in the trip or activity. Sometimes the school pays additional costs in order to support the visit. Parents and carers have a right to know how each trip is funded, and the school provides this information on request.

The following is a list of additional activities, organised by the school, which require voluntary contributions from parents and carers. These activities are known as 'optional extras'. This list is not exhaustive:

  • visits to museums;

  • sporting activities which require transport expenses;

  • outdoor adventure activities;

  • visits to or by a theatre company;

  • school trips abroad;

  • musical events.

  • residentials

If the school organises a residential visit in school time, or mainly in school time, which is to provide education directly related to the National Curriculum, we do not make any charge for the education or travel expenses. However, we do suggest a charge to cover the costs of board and lodging, although parents and carers who receive state benefits are exempt from this charge. If we cannot raise sufficient funding through these voluntary contributions, the visit may have to be cancelled, and that aspect of the curriculum would have to be covered in other ways.

 The school organises swimming lessons for all children in Key Stage 2. These take place in school time and are part of the National Curriculum. We make no charge for this activity. We inform parents and carers when these lessons are to take place, and we seek the written permission of parents or carers for their children to take part.

The school sometimes offers additional sports coaching after school. A qualified coach, who is not a member of the school staff, may run and organise these sessions. We may make a small charge for sessions delivered by certain coaches.

Other after school clubs run by school staff, may run during the school year, e.g. drama, film club, homework and SATs for Six (Year 6) clubs, story sacks, textiles. These will be advertised via the monthly school Newsletter and are free of charge.

An external provider offers an after school care facility 3.15-6.00pm each evening in our school hall.  Prices and other information is available at the school office.

All children, including nursery children are welcome to join our Breakfast Club. The charge for breakfast and supervised activities is 50p per day.

All children are encouraged to adopt a healthy life style, including health eating. 10p buys a breadstick, piece of fruit and a fruit flavoured drink, purchased from the Healthy Tuck Shop. Wholemeal toast is available from the school kitchen at 10p per slice. Healthy snack and milk are free for Nursery and Reception Year pupils.