Charges and Lettings

Information about charging for school activities and the hiring of educational premises.

Charging for School Activities

Section 449-462 of the Education Act 1996 sets out the law on charging for school activities in schools maintained by local authorities in England.

The DfE has issued guidance to help governing bodies, school leaders, school staff and local authorities set out their policies on charging and remission for school activities and visits.

The latest version of this guidance can be found at

Further information can also be found in Chapter 24 of the School Finance Manual.

Hire of Educational Premises

Guidance on the hire of educational premises, including sports lettings, can be found in Chapter 12 of the School Finance Manual