Charging and Remissions

We recognise the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including trips, clubs and residential experiences can make towards pupils’ education. We aim to promote and provide such activities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the pupils of the school and as additional optional activities.

We believe that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra-curricular) independent of their parents’/carers’ financial means. This policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities are offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.

At Farndon Primary we attach great value to learning from direct experiences.  This is greatly enhanced when the children can be taken to a site that offers the opportunity to witness and be involved in activities that are not available in the immediate vicinity 

Such activities usually involve the expense of travel, and often incur admission charges. The following is a list of additional activities organised by the School, which require voluntary contributions from Parents. These activities are known as “optional extras”. This list is not exhaustive.

                        - Sporting coaches

                        - Artist working with the children

                        - Musical workshop

                        - Swimming tuition

                        - Dance workshop

                        - Outside speakers

                        - Real life History experiences

                        - Outside learning; trips


It would be impossible for every trip / curriculum enhancement to be funded purely from the school budget, or from the School Fund.  Therefore, to meet the cost of curriculum based ventures in school time, we will ask for a voluntary contribution from parents. 

There are other elements that we offer in school that do come at a fixed cost such as Music tuition ( delivered by Music for Life) and Sports clubs that are held before and after school. 




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