Charging and Remissions, Complaints, Privacy and Data Protection

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Charging and Remissions

The Board of Trustees recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including trips, clubs and residential experiences can make towards students' education.  The Board aims to promote and provide such activities both as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the students of the Academy and as additional optional activities. However, due to the limited funds in the delegated budget, the Board of Trustees reserves the right to make a charge in certain circumstances for activities organised by the Academy. The Board will, from time to time, review and amend the categories of activity for which a charge may be made. This policy complies to Sections 449-462 of the Education Act 1996.


Westminster Academy has a consistent policy of making parents/carers feel welcome at their child’s school. Trustees hope that parents/carers find it easy to discuss their child’s progress with members of staff. When there are particular concerns which parents/carers wish to share, we encourage the parent/carer to contact us by telephone or email/letter so that the matter can be dealt with quickly and informally.

The Complaints Policy is for the benefit of parents/carers of students at the Westminster Academy and accords with good practice. This policy will be relied upon in respect of all complaints by parents/carers against Westminster Academy except in the following areas, where separate policies exist:

  • child protection allegations
  • permanent exclusion
  • admission appeals
  • appeals relating to internal assessment decisions for external qualifications

Data and Privacy

Please find below our Privacy Notices and Data Protection Policy available to download.

Freedom of Information

Westminster Academy adopts the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) model publication scheme, as detailed here. Our Freedom of Information Policy can be found below. Please contact us for further information.

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