Great Clacton Church of England Junior School

Craigfield, Clacton-on-sea, Essex, CO15 4HR

01255 424906


The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including clubs, trips, visitors to school and residential experiences can make towards pupils’ personal and social education. The Governing Body aims to promote and provide such activities both as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the pupils of the school and as additional optional activities.
School Visits
All visits to be costed to be self-financing by voluntary contributions. Children in receipt of the pupil premium grant may be entitled to a subsidy for their part of the voluntary contribution. This means that we will use part of their Pupil Premium grant to pay their voluntary contribution. This money is not taken from the school budget and therefore no other child is disadvantaged. The parents of other children are not asked to pay more to cover others paying less.
Residential Visits
The annual Yr 6 Residential trip must be self-financing with children in receipt of pupil premium being offered a subsidised price (as before the subsidy coming from the Pupil Premium Grant).
Activities Outside School Hours
The full cost to each pupil of the after school clubs such as art and craft may be required before they can begin a club.
All children study music as part of the normal school curriculum. We do not charge for this. There is a charge for small group or individual tuition. Peripatetic music teachers teach these small groups or individuals and there may also be a cost for instrument hire or purchase. Parents in receipt of some state benefits may get a discount voucher which can be applied to the cost of these lessons.

Cooking and Craftwork
The Governing Body may charge for materials or require them to be provided if     the parents have indicated in advance that they wish to own the finished product.
Swimming takes place for 6 weeks for four classes each year. Whilst the school cannot exclude a child for non payment we do ask for a voluntary contribution for each child swimming.

  1. The Governing Body may, from time to time, amend categories of activity for which a charge may be made.
  2. Nothing in this policy statement precludes the Governing Body from inviting parents to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of providing education for pupils. Parents are able to make a voluntary contribution at any time they wish 

Damages to School Property/Lost books

If any item of school equipment is damaged wilfully, parents/carers will be requested to make a voluntary contribution towards its replacement. Some items are provided free of charge at the start of each school year, however if they are lost the cost of a replacement will have to be met by the parent/carer. These cases will be discussed with the Head teacher and or class teacher.

Where there are cases of family hardship, which makes it difficult for pupils to take part in particular activities for which a charge is made, concessions may be available.  When arranging a chargeable activity the Governing Body will invite parents to apply in confidence for the remission of charges in part. The Headteacher in consultation with the Chairman of Governors will make authorisation of remission.