Main points

  • The Trust recognises that its Master Funding Agreement commits Astrea to follow the provisions of Sections 402, 450-457 and 459-462 of the Education Act 1996.
  • Each school must publish on its website and make available to parents on request a clear policy on charging and remissions. It is acceptable for Astrea schools to publish this document.
  • No charges can be made unless the school or Trust has drawn up a charging policy giving details of the optional extras or board and lodging that they intend to charge for, and a remissions policy.
  • The school and the Trust should have regard to the principles of obtaining best value for money in arranging for activities, regardless of whether a charge is to be made to parents.
  • Subject to the limited exceptions referred to in this guidance, Astrea academies cannot charge for education provided during school hours (including the supply of any materials, books, instruments or other equipment). · Schools must ensure that they inform parents on low incomes and in receipt of the benefits that give entitlement to Free School Meals of the support available to them when being asked for contributions towards the cost of school visits.
If you require paper copies of any polices then please do not hesitate to contact the academy using the Contact link above.