Fees

School Fees Policy

As an independent school, fees are our main source of income. We keep these as low as we can without compromising the standards of teaching and administration in the school. Our aim is to make our fee structure such that we can encourage whole families to attend. Reductions to our normal tariff can be agreed at the discretion of the trustees on application and are subject to regular review.

Families joining the school commit to helping with basic maintenance tasks and/or cleaning three times a year. This enables us to keep our buildings decorated and maintained without adding to our fees. But more than this, these times of working and sharing time (and food!) together is a special way of caring for our school and of getting to know each other.

application for pupils to download.

EYFS (Please read the guidelines on the back of the form)

application for_EYFS_pupils

Current fees.

Please refer to the table of fees. The fees quoted are the annual fees.

Table of fees: FeeSchedule_version2_2016

Nursery Fees: NurseFeeSchedule_Version4_2016_2017

Juniors, Y7 and Y8 have swimming lessons which take place throughout the year.

The new fee structure is published before the end of the summer term. After the spring parent consultation meeting, it was decided to review the fee structure to ensure the school was affordable and reflected the ethos of the school.

Payment of fees.

We offer three different payment structures, from which parents choose the option that best suits them.

  • Annually. The fee for the whole year to be paid by cheque or by transfer into the school account before the first day of the school year.
  • Termly (x3). The fee for the whole year is divided into three equal parts to be paid by cheque to the school or by transfer into the school bank account before the start of each term.
  • Monthly in advance. The fee for the year is divided into 12 equal parts and these are paid by standing order on the first day of the month from August through to July.

New pupils

On accepting a place by signing and returning the acceptance form, applicants agree to pay 1/3 of the annual fee if they do not take up their child’s place. Any new pupil starting in Year 9 pays a surcharge of £900 annually.

Pupils who leave before the end of their Y11.

If you wish to remove your child from the school, a minimum of one complete term’s notice is required.

On leaving the school

The final term’s fees will be paid from the accrued family deposit and the original £500 family deposit and any balance payments made.

Pupils leaving at the end of a term:

Leaving date Notice deadline Payment method
During the Autumn Term End of the previous Summer Term Termly First term’s fees
12 monthly Payments up to and including December
During the Spring Term End of Autumn Term Termly Second Term’s fees
12 monthly Up to and including April
During the Summer Term End of Spring Term Any Total fee for the year

Other charges:

Senior pupils pay for some of their textbooks such as dictionaries and atlases, Modern Foreign Language magazines, GCSE art materials and literature texts. GCSE and AS level candidates are charged for all external examinations.

Certain items of the senior school PE kit have to be purchased through our supplier. All other items of school uniform can be bought from high street shops.

Where any changes are made to this policy, parents will be informed by letter.

School Policy: schoolfeespolicy_2016_version2