We are a cashless and cheque free school, which means all payments to school are done online via ParentPay or by PayPoint at local stores. Please contact the school office if you have any queries about paying online.
We have a charging policy, which is in line with government guidance about the types of extra activities for which schools may charge. We try to spread these costs across all year groups; for example, we ask for contributions towards coaches and so on for our enriched curriculum which includes theatre visits, museum visits, habitat visits and visiting professionals to the school. Such contributions greatly enrich the breadth and quality of much of our exciting curriculum and enhance your child’s education. If you are in receipt of free school meals or for any reason whatsoever are struggling, please do not hesitate to speak with any senior teacher as we may be able to assist. Voluntary contributions are always requested by a letter home from school. Unfortunately some activities may not go ahead if insufficient monies are collected.
The government introduced the Pupil Premium for schools, which provides funding for schools to support pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals. This is because national and local data shows that in general these pupils do less well at school than their peers. We use our pupil premium in a variety of ways including additional teaching assistant support, intervention programmes and some financial support for parents with school expenses such as contributions to trips and visits etc.
Free School Meals
If you are eligible to receive the Free School Meal benefit then we would encourage you to do so as it would support the school financially, which in turn supports your child.