At Mendip Green school no charges are made for educational activities that take place in school time however voluntary contributions are sought. When visits are arranged which involve a cost, or entertainers are invited into the school, we ask for voluntary contributions to cover part of the cost. This system works providing the vast majority choose to contribute. If sufficient people decided not to contribute the “extras” would become non-viable and would then have to be withdrawn.
ELAN recognises the valuable contribution that a broad programme of additional activities, 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 and as additional optional activities for all pupils within ELAN. ELAN believe that all pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra-curricular) independent of their parents’ and carers’ financial means. This policy is intended to maintain a fair and coherent system of charges and remissions within the constraints of school budget. It also defines other circumstances where schools may seek for voluntary contributions.
Our Charging and Remissions Policy is available in the policies section of our website,