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Charging for residential school trips

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Last updated on 7 October 2016
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What can schools charge parents for on residential trips? We look at DfE guidance on what schools can and cannot charge for with respect to residential trips. We also explain when parents may be exempt from paying for elements that are normally chargeable.

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Contents

  1. 1 Residential visits: what schools cannot charge for
  2. 2 Board and lodging is an 'optional extra'
  3. 3 Parents in receipt of benefits: exemptions from charges
  4. 4 Residential visits that are chargeable
  5. 5 Charging and remission policies

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