Laceby Acres Academy

Charging Policy

This charging policy informs staff and parents about charging for school activities. It conforms to the requirements of the guidance detailed in ‘ A Guide to the Law for School Governors’ January 2008.

In accordance with those guidelines Laceby Acres Academy:

  • Will not charge for books, materials, equipment and instruction in connection with the Curriculum or Statutory Religious Education taught at school, except where parents have indicated in advance their wish to purchase the product
  • Will not charge for activities which take place in School time, apart from vocal or music tuition for either individual pupils or small groups of pupils
  • May charge for School-Time activities by inviting parents and others to make voluntary contributions to enable school funds to go further. Children of parents who do not contribute will not be treated differently
  • Where there are not enough voluntary contributions to make an activity possible the activity will be cancelled
  • Will charge for residential activities
  • May permit organisations to charge parents when such an organisation is acting independently of the School or LA, to arrange an activity to take place during school hours and parents want their children to join in the activity
  • May charge for activities (optional activities), which happen outside School hours when those activities are not necessarily part of the Curriculum
  • Parents are asked to make a contribution towards replacing damaged or lost school property caused wilfully or negligently by their children
  • The Governors will review the lettings charges levied by the school on an annual basis