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Last reviewed on 2 November 2021
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Find out which educational visits you can charge for and how much you should charge. Download our template to help you calculate your costs. Plus, find out what to do with any money that's left over.

You must have a charging and remissions policy 

You should outline the activities that you'll charge for in this policy. 

Download and adapt our model policy or use our checklist (in the same article) to find out what to include. 

What are the rules on charging? 

Visits you can't charge for

You can't charge for any educational provision, including an educational visit, that takes place during school hours.

Likewise, you can't charge for educational visits provided outside school hours if the visits are organised as part of:

  • The National Curriculum
  • A syllabus for a prescribed public examination that the pupil is being prepared for at the school
  • Religious education

This is explained on page 4 of the DfE guidance on charging.

In these cases, you can ask for voluntary contributions to pay for the visit, but you can't require parents to pay. 

Visits you

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