Payment is normally by ten monthly direct debit instalments beginning in the July of each year unless otherwise agreed by the school, with all fees payable in full on or before the first day of each term and any account not settled in this way will be surcharged by 2% per month or part thereof. Termly and Coach fees, and any insurances, are charged in advance, any extras in arrears. Different arrangements are in place for the Nursery.
Reductions on the Termly Fee are available for children of former pupils and for siblings. Please contact the Registrar for details. Payment of a year’s fees in advance (by 22nd July) results in a £200 reduction for years 1 and above. Otherwise payment of fees is by monthly direct debit unless otherwise agreed by the school. Missed payments result in a £30 admin charge per missed payment.
The Registration Fee of £100 covers administration and assessment. It is not returnable.
The Deposit of £500 is due as confirmation of parental intention before a child finally joins the school. This is held until the pupil leaves, when it is returned at the end of the last term. It is not returned in any other way. Please note that if a pupil leaves at the end of Nursery and does not join Reception, the deposit is not returnable.
Damage and loss to school property. Where damage is caused to School property through a pupil’s negligence or wanton behaviour, or where School belongings, such as textbooks, are lost by a pupil, the parents’ account will be charged with the full cost of repair or replacement.
Withdrawal and notice. In accordance with I.A.P.S. regulations a full term’s notice is required before the premature removal of a child and in default of such notice a full term’s fees will be charged. Notice must be in writing on or before the first day of term and is a contractual obligation, which the Headmaster is not at liberty to waive. The responsibility of a full term’s fees is incurred the moment a place is accepted in which case notice of withdrawal must reach the School not later than the first day of the term prior to that in which the pupil was to enter. The deposit is not refundable.
The Headmaster has the right, should he consider circumstances warrant such action, to require the immediate removal of a pupil. In this event, no claim shall arise for the remission or return of any portion of fees for that term.
Rebate of fees for absence from school is not given and parents should enrol in the School Fees Refund Scheme. Full details of this scheme is sent to parents when their children first join the School. It is the Parents’ duty to ensure that all pupils’ property is fully insured when at School.
Health. Parents will inform the School of any notifiable or dangerous diseases. If a pupil requires emergency medical treatment every effort will be made to obtain the prior consent of the parent or guardian, but where this is impossible in the time available, the Headmaster, or his appointed representative, acting in loco parentis, is authorised to give valid consent to such treatment, including anaesthetic or operation, as may be recommended by the doctor.
Dangerous objects and substances. No pupils shall bring dangerous or illegal objects or substances to school.
Pupils’ money and expensive belongings. Expensive items or large amounts of money should not normally be brought to School, but if they are then they should be handed to a member of Staff or the School Office for safekeeping. For details regarding mobile phones please refer to our mobile phone policy which can be found on our web site.