Ivanhoe School, in conjunction with DfE (Department for Education), supports the principle of free school education. Section 449-462 of the Education Act 1996 allows Local Authorities and Governors and academies (under the Academy Funding Agreement) the discretion to make charges under certain circumstances, and this document gives the details on charges and remissions at Ivanhoe School.
In line with the government’s Academies Financial Handbook, Ivanhoe School has wide discretion over the use of its funds. It is ultimately responsible for the proper stewardship of those funds and for ensuring value for money. It must also ensure that it uses its discretion reasonably, and takes into account any and all relevant guidance on accountability or propriety. The Headteacher and Business Manager have the delegated power to waive any charges as appropriate in cases of financial hardship.
1. Goods broken/lost by students A request for payment to students to replace goods under £25.00 can be given verbally. Over £25.00 a letter is sent home informing parents of the incident and the amount due. The Finance Department will issue an official receipt. Parents will be asked to pay towards the cost of any defaced or damaged property, when this is the result of a pupil's behaviour. This includes defaced or damaged property whilst on a trip or visit organised by Ivanhoe School.
2. Lettings For charges made for the letting of the school hall, gym, classrooms and other facilities please refer to the school Lettings Policy.
3. Reprographics Private printing undertaken by the Reprographic Department will be invoiced and VAT charged (at the current rate) where applicable.
4. PE Uniform The school will charge for the sale of PE uniform in accordance with the price list available from the
school website, other outlets where PE uniform is available to purchase is also promoted.
Ivanhoe School will finance the following from the resources made to the school by the DfE:
Part of LIFE MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST