The school I'm a governor at has just sent a letter home stating that a forthcoming trip is part of literacy work and therefore parents are required to pay £10 towards cost of bus, and no subsidies are available. I thought it was illegal to insist on money for trips that are part of the curriculum, and not to ask for voluntary contributions, even if yo u have to say 'the trip will not run if we do not get enough money'. I've googled 'law charging school trips' etc, but I can't find anything specific on it. Does anyone know where the law on this is spelt out? Thanks.