Charging and remissions

Charging and remissions (statutory)

Applies to

Maintained schools, academies, and free schools.


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


Governing board 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 board free to determine (recommended annually).

Local guidance

Charging and Remissions Policy for Educational Activities

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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