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Charges for School Activities

The 1988 Education Reform Act states that “if an activity takes place in school time then the school should pay for it”.  However, the Authority has not, so far, given us any extra allowance for such activities.

Parents may feel able to pay all or part of the cost as a voluntary contribution.  This will reduce the claim on school funds so that we can continue to offer a range of interesting and enjoyable outings.  Please contact school if you have any concerns about making contributions.

No pupil will be excluded from the activity if parents choose NOT to contribute to the costs.  However, if voluntary contributions are insufficient to cover most of the costs, the activity may have to be cancelled.

The School has adopted the Derbyshire County Council Policy on charging and the Governor Approved Document is available to view on the website.

We regularly need parents to help supervise activities and visits outside school. Without this support, many of these trips would not be possible. Please contact the office if you are able to offer your services in any area of school life.


Furness Vale Primary School is financed by Derbyshire County Council Education Authority

The Headquarters of the Authority are in Matlock and enquiries should be addressed to:

Strategic Director

County Offices



Telephone:  01629 580000

The Area Education Offices are in Buxton:

Area Education Offices

High Peak and Derbyshire Dales

Kents Bank Road


SK17 9HJ

Telephone:    01629 533500



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