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Charging and Remissions (Statutory)

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Charging and Remissions (Statutory)

Applies to

Maintained Schools, Academies, Free Schools


Governing Bodies are required to have a policy on charging for additional educational activities (eg music tuition), and on remissions of charges.


Governing body free to delegate to a committee of the governing body, an individual governor or the head teacher (local recommendation is delegation to the Finance Committee)

Review frequency: Governing body free to determine (recommended annually)

Local Guidance

Charging and Remissions Policy for Educational Activities: (DOC)

DfE Guidance

Charging for School Activities Guidance


Academies - Applies directly to academies and free schools via their funding agreements

Maintained schools - Education Act 1996, section 457.:  

Education (School Sessions and Charges and Remissions Policies) (Information) (England) Regulations 1999.:

Education (Residential Trips) (Prescribed Tax Credits) (England) Regulations 2003, SI 2003/381.:

The School Information (England) Regulations 2008 (as amended).: 

Also see: School charging advice

It is a REQUIREMENT to publish this information on the School’s website.

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