Charging for school activities

Guidance to help schools set out their policies on charging for school activities and visits.

Applies to England


Charging for school activities


This is for:

  • local authorities
  • governing bodies
  • school leaders
  • school staff

It applies to all local-authority-maintained schools.

The guidance outlines what schools can charge for including voluntary contributions and reduced charges.

Published 13 November 2008
Last updated 15 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. 'Charging for school activities' document updated to reflect new Universal Credit regulations.

  2. Updated advice document to provide clarity on how charges should be applied for extended day services for day pupils at state boarding schools.

  3. First published.