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Clerking Options & Prices

Set out below are the indicative costing for Nursery, Primary, Secondary schools and Special Schools. Prices are based on clerking of 9 meetings (based on 2 hours per meeting).

School/ Setting 9 Meetings Extra Meeting
members only

Non members

price per meeting

Nursery £3018.75 £355.42 £415.84
Primary Inc. Special School £3392.50 £376.94 £465.67
Secondary Inc. Special School £4105.50 £456.17 £560.74

NB: If you require fewer than 9 meetings or require further details please contact the Governance Services Team on 01922 652864.


Our fees include preparation and distribution of calling papers via email, unless requested otherwise. For details on costs for posting calling papers please contact the team.

Meetings exceeding 2 hours duration will incur an additional charge of £25 per 15 minutes (or part thereof).

Inquorate meetings cancelled/ re-scheduled in advance after the calling papers have been distributed will be charged at £50.


Inquorate meetings where the Clerk has attended will be charged in full. The Clerk will be happy to take notes.


Additional Meetings:

Fees for additional meetings apply to pupil exclusion, staff dismissal and appeals.


Pay committee meetings will be charged at £185 for a 1 hour duration. Meetings exceeding this duration will incur an additional charge of £25 per 15 minutes (or part thereof).


Clerking and coordinating Head/ Deputy Teacher Appointments

The process includes the following;

• Clerking of the first meeting (selection panel meeting).

• Clerking of ratification meeting.

Please note we no longer provide the administrative support for this process.

For further details regarding the process, please contact the Governance Services Team.

The charges for clerking the first meeting of the Headteacher appointment and the ratification meeting can be included in the 9 meeting as part of the clerking SLA or as an extra meeting. Non-members will be charged at the meeting rate for non-members.


NB: Terms and conditions apply to the Clerking service level agreement.

Please refer to the traded Services booklet 2019-20, page 8-9 for details.