The Governors support the policy that, within the resources available, education should be free and to that end will use available funds as far as possible.

The main points of our charging policy are:

Parents may be asked to make a voluntary contribution towards activities and visits in school hours but no child will be omitted because of non-payment.

For activities and visits outside school hours the full cost to each student will be charged to parents who wish their children to participate.

If parents wish to own the finished products of practical lessons, a charge may be made towards the cost of ingredients and materials.

Charges may be made for deliberate or wilful damage to property and equipment.

Astley Park School Policies