This article is based on guidance on charging for school activities, published by the Department for Education (DfE).
You cannot charge for
- Education provided on any visit that takes place during school hours
- Education provided on any visit that takes place outside school hours if it's part of the National Curriculum, or part of a syllabus for a prescribed public examination that the pupil is being prepared for at your school, or part of religious education
- Supply teachers to cover for those teachers who are absent from school accompanying pupils on a residential visit
- Transport provided in connection with an educational visit
This is laid out on page 8 of the guidance. In these cases, you may request voluntary contributions only, and must make it clear to parents that the contributions aren't obligatory (see pages 12 and 13).