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Charging parents for school trips

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Last updated on 27 January 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Do parents who receive benefits have to pay for school trips? We look at what schools can and cannot charge for in relation to school trips. The DfE explains that parents who receive certain benefits do not have to pay for educational visits. Schools cannot claim this money back.

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Contents

  1. 1 Some charges for school trips are not permitted
  2. 2 Charging for 'optional extras'
  3. 3 'Optional extras': must a school pay for one-to-one support?
  4. 4 Parents in receipt of benefits: exemption from charges
  5. 5 Asking for voluntary contributions

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