Schools are unable to insist that parents pay for trips or visits that take place in school time.  The school receives no money from the LA to pay for such trips, therefore the cost has to be passed on to parents and voluntary contributions requested.  We consider educational visits very important and ask for parental support in this matter. The school makes no profit from such activities. Where insufficient contributions are received then a trip or activity may have to be cancelled for all the children.  If a parent has a financial problem, then the school may be able to help.