Main School – Fees Per Term
From September 2016
There are currently three terms in our academic year:
Kindergarten – £2365
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) – £2600
Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) – £2815
Sibling Discount – 10% for the 2nd child, 15% for the 3rd and any subsequent child
Individual music lessons with the peripatetic music teachers are payable extras. The charges for these will be itemised as an extra item on the school fees bill and are payable in advance with the fees. A half-term’s notice of intention to stop lessons is required.
From time to time, we ask for small sums to cover the costs of outings, theatre visits, special activities, eg skiing (seniors only) etc.
“After-school” clubs, with the exception of those provided by outside agencies are included in the fees, as is after-school care (Prep-and-Play) up to 5.00 pm, after which a small charge will be made for pick ups between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm.
School fees are payable before the first day of each term. We reserve the right to charge interest, at 2% per month, for late payment.
In the event of the withdrawal of a child, notice in writing of one full term, in the absence of which the full fees for the following term must be paid (payment in lieu of notice), is required. Notice can be given at any time prior to the start date of the term to which the notice relates. The School reserves the right at their absolute discretion to charge and recover the full fees payable. There is no reduction or remission of fees for absence through illness or any other cause, but an insurance fee remission scheme is obtainable from some specialist education brokers.
A Registration Fee of £50 per child is payable with the registration form and is refundable only if a place is not offered by the School. Once a place is offered, the acceptance form should be returned to the school as soon as possible together with a deposit of £200 per child. The deposit is refundable when the child(ren) leave the school, less any deductions for any payments outstanding. In the event that a child does not join the school after a place has been accepted, the deposit will be retained by the school.
There is a scheme of means-tested bursaries to assist with fees at Castle House School, for those who could not otherwise afford them. Applicants will be asked to complete a confidential statement of their financial situation supported by detailed evidence. An Awards Committee will assess each application on its merits and may offer a bursary. Bursaries awarded will be on a sliding scale according to household income and will be reviewed annually. A parental contribution will be required from all recipients. The school retains full discretion over admissions.
Please request a copy of our separate nursery prospectus. This gives full details of sessions available, charges and LA funding for nursery places. For details click here.
Employers’ Childcare Voucher Scheme
We are pleased to accept payment for Holiday Care and Nursery in the form of childcare vouchers issued by an employer provided that the payment of the voucher value is made by BACS transfer. A proportion of school fees which represents After-School Clubs and Prep-and-Play (PPP) can also be covered by childcare vouchers. If you require more information about this scheme please enquire at the school office.
Daycare 8.00 am to 6.00 pm and Prep-and-Play from 3.50 pm to 6.00 pm
Children may arrive at school at 8.00 am. They will be supervised by suitably qualified staff until they are allowed to go to their classroom when the teaching staff come on duty at 8.25 am. There is no charge for this service.
Castle House Holiday Care runs during the school holidays. Please request a copy of our separate brochure. For details click here.