Fees and Bursaries
The fee for 2020/2021 is £17,130 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 £5,710. Optional extras include: dinners – instrumental tuition – specialist sports – visits and tours. The Governors try to maintain the fee for the 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 2020/2021, the cost of lunch is £4.70 per day.
A £50.00 non-returnable fee is charged for an application except when the application to be considered is for a Bursary only place when the fee is £25.00.
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. 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 and Creative Arts scholarships worth up to 5% of the Full Fee are available on admission to the Lower School. Sports Awards are also available. Other scholarships and awards are available to current students on entry to the Upper School and the Sixth Form based on achievement, potential and progress. Entry awards are also available for external candidates to the Sixth Form. Full details can be obtained from the Registrar. Detailed Scholarship Criteria and Procedures can be found here.
The School will offer a number of means tested Foundation Bursaries each year. Bursaries will have a maximum value of 100% of the School Full Fee. In addition to taking account of all relevant sources of income, the School takes account of relevant capital assets. Applicants should note that subject to your capital assets, if your gross family income is below approximately £32,000 you may qualify for a full Bursary. If your gross family income is in excess of approximately £73,000 you would not qualify for any assistance. Between these two figures a sliding scale will operate. This scale is subject to annual review. Once awarded, the entitlement to a Foundation Bursary will remain with a pupil throughout his or her time at the School and will be reviewed annually. (please follow links to download Bursary Policy)