The fee for 2013/2014 is £13,095 per annum all inclusive with a 5% reduction for brothers and sisters who are not receiving any bursary awards. For the convenience of parents, this Annual Fee is divided into three termly payments of £4,365. Optional extras include dinners - insurance - instrumental tuition - specialist sports - visits and tours. The Governors try to maintain the fee for a year, but reserve the right to alter it, if necessary (giving parents a term's notice).
Payments are by direct debit on the first day of term unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed. Third party companies provide monthly payment options, details of which will be forwarded with the Autumn Term Fee Account. Parents are advised to take independent financial advice should they wish to use any third party payment options.
If, in due course, a place is offered, a deposit of £200 will be payable when the offer is accepted. This deposit will be repaid, without interest, within three months of the pupil leaving the school less any sums due to the School on leaving.
For 2013/14, the cost of a school lunch is £3.55 per day.
A £50 non-returnable fee is charged for an application. For families on low incomes who are applying for a 'Bursary only' place the non-returnable application fee is £25.
One term's notice in writing of the intention to withdraw a pupil from the School must be given. Without such notice a term's fee in lieu of notice is due.
Fees cannot be refunded for absence and parents are advised to take advantage of the School Fees Remission Scheme, details of which are forwarded when a pupil enters the School. Personal and dental accident schemes are also in operation and are funded through the fee. Parents are also invited to consider insuring the payment of School Fees in the event of the death of the fee payer. Parents are advised to take independent advice should they wish to use any third party insurance options.
Academic scholarships worth up to 10% of the full fee are available on admission to the School. Scholarships for Art, Music and Drama worth up to 5% of the full fee are also available to 11+ candidates. A scholarship for Music worth up to 5% of the full fee is also available to 13+ candidates. Other scholarships are awarded on entry to the Upper School and the Sixth Form based on current achievement and progress.
The school will offer a number of Foundation Bursaries each year, with a maximum of 100% of the School Full Fee. The actual sum offered will depend upon a means test which will be annually reviewed.