Charging and Remission Policy


The aim of this policy is to set out the circumstances under which the school will;
• levy a charge to Parents/Carers,
• grant a remission of normal charges, and
• ask for voluntary contributions.

The school will not charge for:

Admission to the school,
•Education that takes place during officially recognised school hours which relates to:
– syllabuses for prescribed examinations
– the implementation of the national curriculum
– musical tuition if it forms part of the curriculum or a prescribed syllabus
– religious education
• Activities relating specifically to the school curriculum
• Entrance fees for prescribed examinations
• An exam re-mark that the school requests,
• School equipment and materials,
• Activities or trips taking place wholly or mainly during school* hours
• Transport costs during school hours.

The school will charge for:

  • Lost or damaged school property e.g. text or exercise books, equipment,
  • Wilful damage to School property, equipment or furniture,
  • The recovery of examination fees where the learner fails, without good reason/medical certificate, to complete the examination requirements for any public examination for which the School has paid an entry fee,
  • Examination entries where there is a request from the parent/carer for additional subject entries to be made which are not supported by the school,
  • Individual appeals to Examination Boards based on parent/carer requests – payment must be made before the appeal is lodged

You can read our full Charging and Remissions Policy by downloading the PDF below.

  Charging and Remissions Policy.PDF





Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

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Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777



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