At the beginning of each year your child will bring home a notice about the Annual Activity Fees. If your child is new to Torbay School and has started during the current school year, then after your child’s first day you will be emailed an account. This can be paid either in an annual sum or by four instalments, e.g. term by term. It covers the cost of class trips, visits to the school by outside organisations, bus fares for trips, etc. Please don’t hesitate to contact either the class teacher or the school office if you have any queries regarding this fee.
The Board of Trustees policy is that children do not participate in these activities if the fee has not been paid, or if no alternative arrangements for payment have been made (e.g. payment by instalments).
There is an annual donation to the school which we expect each family to pay. The amount is set by the Board of Trustees and is used for the purchase of essential classroom consumables, first aid, paper towels and sanitizers for the school. It is also used for computers, sports gear, playground equipment, library books, and additional teaching staff to assist in supporting students in their learning. Donations from families are essential for the running of the school.
This is usually collected at the beginning of the school year. However, some parents find this a burden on the budget at this time of the year, and pay it later in the year or in instalments.
Children entering the school during the year are requested to pay the donation on a pro rata basis depending on the term in which school is begun. Details of the annual donation can be obtained at the school office