Somerset County Council

Paying for school activities


From time to time, schools may organise additional activities for pupils which differ from the normal day to day school activities, for example school trips, activity clubs or musical instrument tuition. The rules concerning charging for these activities are complex and are governed by legislation. This section provides links to advice and guidance on this issue.

Full information around charging for school activities can be found on the Department for Education website

This includes further details about:

  • voluntary contributions; 
  • residential trips; 
  • public examinations; and 
  • charges for music tuition. 

You can find full information about charging for school activities on the website


Contact: Children and Young People's Team
Address: Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, TA1 3WF
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Fax: 01823 321187
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.


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