How much is the Registration Fee?
A fee of £80 is payable, which is non-returnable, when your child is registered.
How much is the deposit and when is this returned to me?
A deposit of £3,000 is payable on acceptance. This is repaid at the end of the summer holidays after the pupil has left, less any outstanding amounts that may be due. If you do not take you up your place following your acceptance and payment of the deposit, the deposit is not refundable.
How much are the Fees?
Fees are payable termly in advance, or monthly by direct debit. There are 3 terms per year.
Please be advised that late payment of fees will incur charges.
The Directors reserve the right to review or alter fees at a term’s notice.
The current academic years fee can be found here: Fees.
Do you offer morning care before school starts at 8.30am?
The current rate for morning care is £5 per child per day and will be added to your termly fee invoice.
We offer this service to parents of looking after their child/children between 8am to 8.30am. Any child left in supervised care within this time will be charged. This service is supervised by a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Do you provide after school care?
The current rate for aftercare is £12.50 per day per child and will be added to your termly fee invoice.
We offer a service to parents of looking after their child/children after school until 6pm. Children can either do their homework or take part in supervised play. Children who stay beyond 4.45pm will be given a hot or cold snack. If a parent is persistently late within the school term they may be charged an additional £10 per day for every day the child/children are collected after 6.00pm.
When are the fees due and how can I settle them?
Parents may settle fees in one of two ways: please see fee payment options letter. If you wish to take advantage of our instalment payment option please complete the direct debit mandate and return to the Bursar.
Our bank details for direct transfer are as follows: Nat West Bank:
Account number 37527835
Sort code 60-50-06
Please quote your account number on all correspondence
How much notice do I have to give to the school if I wish to withdraw my child/children before Year 6?
A term’s notice is required (by the final teaching day of your child’s penultimate term at the school), in writing to the Headmaster. Failure to give the correct notice will incur a term’s fee in lieu of notice and the deposit will be deducted from the outstanding amount.
Are there any supplemental charges?
Where pupils are involved in a school trip involving additional costs such as museum visits, out of area transport etc, the cost for the activity will be outlined to parents in advance in order that a decision can be made by the parent whether or not they wish their child to participate. The costs of these trips will be accrued for the previous term plus any advance charges for items such as residential trips and added to the termly fee invoices.
Please be advised that where possible for residential trips we will ask for a non returnable deposit to secure a place. The total cost of the trip, where possible will be divided over two terms. All residential trips are to be settled in advance.
Can my child bring their own lunch?
We provide a nutritional and healthy well balanced diet throughout the week cooked by our own in house chef. This includes options for specific dietary requirements including a vegetarian option. Special dietary requirements can be arranged. Menus are displayed on our website. Communal lunch is a key element of the school day and the school does not provide facilities for packed lunches.
Does the school provide insurance policies?
Like all Independent schools, Gardener Schools Group Ltd has comprehensive operational insurance. Parents are asked to ensure that valuables such as musical instruments are included in their household policy. Parents wishing to take out additional personal accident insurance or school fees insurance are advised to make their own arrangements.
Are there any discounts for siblings?
Please read our sibling discount policy.
Is my child eligible for Early Years Grants?
Children aged 3 and 4 are eligible for the government’s Early Years Education Funding (EYEF). This is collected from the government by the school on behalf of parents and deducted from invoiced fees. We will provide parents with the ‘Free Entitlement Parental Agreement’ form for signature. This is then kept on file for our records and audit purposes.
Does the school accept childcare vouchers?
We are able to accept childcare vouchers for:
a) Ordinary tuition fees until 31st March, 31st August or 31st December before the child celebrates his or her 5th birthday. After these dates you cannot pay for education with the vouchers.
b) Any after school care or club provided outside normal school hours on the school site.
How can I contact the Bursars Department?
Gill Young – Group Accountant email@example.com
Louise Doughty – Finance Officer/Fees enquires firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Ritchie – Domestic Bursar email@example.com