Charging For School Activities – in order to enrich and supplement the curriculum, the children are sometimes taken out on trips. Where these involve coach travel and/or entrance fees, the school will have to ask the parents to contribute towards the cost of the trip. While these contributions are not compulsory, if too few parents are willing to help with the expenses the trip may not take place.
Where possible, in order to reduce costs, visits in by specialist providers are organised, when the cost to parents will be much lower. Glendale often subsidises trips from school funds, but cannot bear the full cost over the year.
No child will be excluded from any activities if the parents cannot or will not make a contribution. Pupil Premium funding is available to support children who meet the criteria. Letters informing parents/carers of such activities have a space to indicate that you would like to access the funding ‘Get Into It Funding.’
Parents/carers are encouraged to come in and talk to a member of staff if there are issues.
Out of Hours Activities – the school regularly offers out of hours activities, which may be charged for. These include sports, science and art clubs.
Early Bird Club – we operate an Early Bird Club every morning from 8.00a.m. to 8.50a.m. This is ideal for parents who wish to drop their children off early. Each session is £2.50 if your child arrives between 8.00a.m. and 8.30a.m., and £1.00 from 8.30a.m. The club is run by experienced classroom assistants.
If you arrive any time before 8.30a.m., even by a minute or so, you will be charged £2.50. If you have paid in advance for the 8.30a.m. session, and arrive earlier you will be asked to pay the difference. The clock in the early bird room is radio controlled and will be the official time we work to.
After School Club – we also operate an After School Club every afternoon, which runs from 3.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Each session is £2.50. If you want your child to attend please advise the class teacher, or contact the office.
Payment for early bird and after school clubs should be made in advance or on the day.
Please note that whilst we take every precaution to ensure the children’s safety no activity is 100% safe.
N.B. parents who arrive after 4.00pm to pick children up from After School will be subject to an additional cost of £2.50 for each 15 minutes, per child, (i.e. collection up to and including 4.15p.m – £2.50, up to an dincluding 4.30p.m – £5.00, etc)