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Charges for School Activities – Charging and Remissions Policy

The Governing Body of Burbage School recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including clubs, trips, visits and residential experiences can make towards pupils’ academic, personal and social education.

The Governing Body aims to promote and encourage the school to provide such activities both as a part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the pupils of the school and as additional optional activities.


The 1988 Education reform Act required all schools to make a statement about charges for certain activities.

There are two categories where the school may ask parents for financial contribution to meet the cost of an activity.

1)     Where the activity is over and above the routine expectation of what would normally be provided and funded by the school.

Typical examples of activities falling into this category are day trips, admission to museums and theatres, transport costs, professional performances and demonstrations in school and when children are allowed to keep technical models and other resources which otherwise could have been reused in school. Payment for activities in this category will be by ‘voluntary contribution’.  Parents will be informed how much money the school needs to raise for the activity to go ahead.  Individual children would not be prevented from taking part in an activity if they are unable to pay but the school reserves the right to cancel an activity if insufficient funds can be raised.

2)   Private tuition, residential visits, out-of-school-hour activities.

All of these activities are above and beyond the school’s statutory obligation and are only provided if reimbursement to the school’s budget can be achieved. Members of staff supervising these activities are often doing so on a voluntary basis.  In the case of private tuition (musical instrument or other) the cost of tuition is normally paid by the parents directly to the visiting tutor.  The school carries no pecuniary responsibility in this area.


Where the parents of a pupil are in receipt of income support or family credit, the Governing Body will endeavour to remit the cost of board and lodgings for any residential activity organised, if the activity is deemed to take place within the school hours.

In other circumstances of family hardship the Governors may wish the school to remit the cost to certain parents.  Parents in these circumstances should apply in confidence to the Headteacher.

The full text of the school’s ‘Fees, charges and remissions policy’ is available from the Headteacher on request.


The Private School Fund Accounts are audited annually and are available in the school office.

Free School Meals will be available for Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 children from September 2014. Click below for link to letter. Please collect form from the office.


From September 2018, School lunches cost £2.10 a day, £10.50 per week, payable in advance at the beginning of the week – please make send payment in an envelope marked with your child’s name and class.

NB Payments can now be made online using ‘ParentPay’, please ask in the office for more information.

If you prefer to pay for a term in advance amounts are as follows:


Term 1: 4th Sept – 25th Oct £79.80

Term 2: 5th Nov – 21st Dec £73.50

Term 3: 7th Jan – 14th Feb £60.90

Term 4: 25th Feb – 12th April £73.50

Term 5: 29th April -24th May £39.90

Term 6: 3rd June – 19th July £71.40

Cheques should be made payable to Derbyshire County Council or DCC and if you are paying for more than one child, please send dinner money with the eldest child. One week’s notice is required for changing from school dinners to packed lunches or vice versa. Thank you.

Extra information about the school lunches can be found by clicking here:

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School Uniform
Tops:School sweatshirt or cardigan in navy, bearing the school logo or white polo shirt bearing the school logo.(These items are available from the online uniform shop run by The Parents and Teachers Association. See link below)
Below the waist:Charcoal grey or black trousers / Skirt.
Shoes:Dark coloured, flat soled, shoes or sandals.
Warm weather alternatives:One-piece, traditional, summer dress, gingham or fine stripe in red/white or blue/white. Sandals or canvas shoes to match.Plain, grey shorts. Hats and caps for outdoors.

Children should not wear ‘jogging bottoms’, track suit trousers, trainers or other items of sports clothing as a substitute for school uniform.

All clothing including underwear and shoes should be clearly marked with your child’s name.

All children are required to bring a P.E. kit. This should consist of plain shorts, plain ‘T’ shirt and pumps. (Track suit bottoms for outdoor PE in the Winter months only.) The kit should be kept in a draw-string bag and brought home regularly for washing. Our cloakroom space is quite restricted so we cannot accommodate large rucksacks or bulky school bags.

We do not allow children to wear jewellery of any sort. Watches must be removed for PE. Children are responsible for any personal property they bring to school, including watches. For Health and Safety reasons, earrings for pierced ears should be removed for school. It would be helpful if children wishing to have their ears pierced could have them done at the beginning of a Summer holiday to give them chance to heal. On the very rare occasions children need to wear earrings for medical reasons, then a permission slip should be filled in at the Office.

We have a Breakfast Club which operates every school day from 7.50 a.m. Advance booking is not required.  Children are provided with toast, cereal and a drink; supervision is provided by members of our Teaching Assistant and Mid-Day Staff.

The cost is £3.00 per day or £12.50 for the full week.

Local Playgroups and Nurseries provide after-school-care and collect children from school routinely at the end of the school day. More information about the Breakfast Club and after-school care is available through school.

Extra-curricular Activities/Clubs

Clubs are generally seasonal because of the weather or the nature of the activity and they focus on specific year groups; please watch out for further information.

When a teacher supervises a club it is voluntary on their part and so we are very grateful when a teacher gives their time to run them. As well as clubs we try to organise visits and visitors; we involve a wide range of coaches for sport; enter many sports competitions and activities and host lessons for violin, viola, clarinet, flute, cello, drums, recorder and ukulele, which are organised via peripatetic teachers working at the school.

The current list of clubs can be found here: