Welcome to Wootton Bassett Infants' School

Charging

As a maintained school, we do not charge for admissions. However there may be some voluntary contributions asked for as part of the Curriculum.

When organising school trips, visits or workshop activities which will enrich the curriculum and educational experience of the children, the school invites parents/carers to contribute to the cost of the activity. All contributions are voluntary. If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions, we may cancel the activity.

If parents/carers wish their child to take part in a school trip or event but is unwilling or unable to make a voluntary contribution, the child is still allowed to participate fully in the trip or activity as long as parental consent has been given.

Calculating Charges

The level of voluntary contribution for certain school visits or events may preclude some parents/carers contributing. Therefore, at this time it is considered that the maximum contribution of £20 per child should be requested. The cost to the school should not be above this amount unless additional monies have been secured.

The basis for calculating contributions will be proportionate for each participating child for travel, entrance fees, professional fees or other relevant costs.

Pupil Premium children are not expected to contribute towards trips/events.

Parents can be offered the choice of a flexible payment plan which will be agreed by the school office.

The principle of best value will be applied when planning activities that incur costs to the school and/or charges to parents/carers.

If appropriate and funds allow, the school or PTA may pay a proportion of the costs in order to support a visit. Parents/carer have a right to know how each trip is funded.

Full details can be found in the Charging Policy on the Policies page