Introduction

1. The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including clubs, educational visits and residential experiences can make towards pupils’ personal and social education.

2. The Governing Body aims to promote and provide such activities both as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

Policy

No charge will be made for normal education during school hours. The exception to this rule is for teaching of a musical instrument by North Yorkshire Music Service either to an individual or to groups of up to four pupils.

When there is an activity organised by the school that requires extra funding, voluntary contributions will be invited from parents. Such activities include residential trips, day trips and activities brought into school by outside organisations, such as theatre groups. No pupil may be left out of an activity because his/her parents cannot or will not make a contribution, however it must be understood that the activity is not likely to take place unless sufficient voluntary funds can be raised. Parents will be informed as soon as possible when any activities have been organised that will need to be funded by voluntary contributions, and the likely cost stated clearly. Information will also be given when residential courses will be subsidised by the LEA for pupils whose parents are receiving Income Support or Family Credit.

The charge for a trip should include all cost incurred, including transport, food & accommodation (where appropriate) and other costs to the school including supply cover. The school reserves the right to charge for activities outside school hours, when these activities are optional extras.