SCA Policies

Liabilities
We teach in appropriate facilities with qualified coaches. However, we do not accept liability for accidents or injuries, and all guardians are understood to have agreed to this risk when registering for our classes or events. Participants are responsible for any damage they cause. We reserve the right to exclude children who have a negative impact on classes.

Cancellations
We reserve the right to cancel classes due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. instructor illness). We will either reschedule the class, send a substitute chess coach, or issue a credit note.

Missed classes
Where a class is missed, a make-up classes can be taken at another time or venue subject to availability and confirmation by email at least 24 hours in advance. A maximum of 2 make up classes can be taken in any one season. Only one make up class can be carried over to another season. However any classes cancelled by SCA can be taken any time.
Notice for sick leave must be at least 1 hour before the class. Make up for sick leave must be within the same season.

Course Registration
If you know before a season commences that you cannot make all of the classes, up-to 2 classes can be reduced from the course. Alternatively, drop-in class tickets can be purchased at the individual class rate and used subject to availability.

Drop-in classes
Drop-in class tickets can be purchased at the individual class rate, and used flexibly when there is space in the class. Registrations for each class should be made by email at least 24 hours before the chosen class. Drop-in class tickets cannot be used if the class is full with fulltime course participants. We can only guarantee places for students who register for the entire course.

Refunds
Registration fees are refundable up to 5 working days before an activity commences. After that 80% is refundable. After the first class, registration fees are not refundable.

Photographs
We may take photographs of participants and use for relevant promotional purposes. If you do not wish you or your child to be included, please inform us.