School Fees & Conditions
Copies of application forms for the Preparatory and Nursery Schools may be downloaded here by clicking on the link below:
A non-refundable application fee of £50.00 must accompany every application for admission or for a child to be placed on a waiting list.
A non-refundable acceptance fee of £250.00 per child is payable to confirm acceptance of a place in the school. The place is not confirmed until the fee is paid. If the child does not subsequently take up their pre-reserved place in the school, the acceptance fee is forfeited.
Payment of School Fees
School fees are due for payment on or before the first day of each term. Late payments will incur a £50.00 admin charge. Interest on overdue accounts will be charged on a weekly basis at 3% per month above the base lending rate. The school also reserves the right to refuse to accept a pupil for the following term whose account remains unsettled. Payment may be made by 10 monthly instalments by standing order on request to the school, for a flat fee of £100.00, in which case £10.00 per month will be added to each instalment.
Early Years Funding for 3-4 year olds
The school partakes in the Early Years Funding scheme. To benefit from the reduced fees from the scheme, parents understand that a voluntary contribution, which makes up the shortfall between the funding the school receives and the actual school fees, will be requested.
A 10% reduction is made on tuition fees for the third and subsequent children in any one family attending the school.
Increase in Fees
The school reserves the right to increase the fees for tuition as and when it becomes necessary, giving prior notice whenever possible.
No reduction in fees can be made in cases of absence, irrespective of the cause of absence. Parents are advised to consider appropriate insurance to cover prolonged periods of absence from school.
Notice of Withdrawal of a Pupil
When a child joins Brackenfield School (including the Nursery Department) it is assumed that it is the intention of the parent for their child to complete his/her education at the school up to and including Year 6. However, if a parent chooses to withdraw a child from the school at any other time then the requisite notice in writing must be given, failing which Fees in Lieu of Notice will automatically be payable.
PRE-NURSERY AND NURSERY
2 full terms’ notice (as defined by the Brackenfield School Calendar Card- not including school holidays) must be given in writing, failing which 2 terms’ fees will be payable on the date the child ceases to attend.
RECEPTION TO YEAR 6
1 full term’s notice (as defined by the Brackenfield School Calendar Card- not including school holidays) must be given in writing, failing which 1 term’s fees will be payable on the date the child ceases to attend.
Identical terms apply if a place is reserved for a child in the school and that place is subsequently not taken up. In this case Fees in Lieu of Notice will be payable on the requested date of entry.
Notice must always be given on or before the first day of a term—thus for a child leaving the Nursery Department at the end of the Summer Term notice should be given on the first day of the Spring Term (January), and for a child leaving any class from Reception to Year 6 at the end of the Summer Term notice must be given on the first day of the Summer Term. Failure to comply with this condition will result in Fees in Lieu of Notice being payable as detailed above and the deposit forfeited in any case.
When a child joins the school it is assumed that the parent has agreed to the following:
In the event of need the school will authorise medical treatment for a child without further request.
Children will be transported to matches, trips etc by whatever arrangements the school deems to be appropriate.
The school may take photographs of activities that involve children and use these photographs responsibly for displays, publications, the school website and for local newspaper articles.
If parents have any objection to any of the conditions in the above paragraph (General) they must forward their objection in writing to the school. Parents may withdraw their consent to these 3 general conditions at any time providing this is done in writing.