Is there a registration fee?
To register for a place parents must fill out the Registration Form and pay the Registration Fee. For UK and EU students, the Registration Fee is £125. For non-EU students, the registration fee is £250. The Registration Fee is payable by bank transfer.
Registration Fees are non-refundable, regardless of whether the place is taken up or not. Refunds are covered by the Parent Contract which must be agreed and signed prior to other monies being transferred.
What is the acceptance deposit and will I get this back?
To accept the offer of a place, parents must pay an acceptance deposit of £1,000. This deposit is retained by the School until their daughter leaves the School and the final account is settled. Parents of overseas pupils are also required to pay an additional deposit of £12,000 which is treated in the same way as the acceptance deposit.
What fee remission is there for scholarships?
The majority of our scholarships are honorary and do not attract financial support; however a small number of awards with fee remission are available for candidates applying for an Academic or Music Scholarship who demonstrate excellence coupled with exceptional potential.
What fee remission is there for bursaries?
Bursaries are awards offered to girls who satisfy the School’s required entry standards and who are deemed to have the potential to make a significant contribution to the School community, but who require financial assistance with the fees. They may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded for up to 100% of tuition (day fees). Awards will not normally cover the boarding element of the School fee or extra chargeable activities.
Are all co-curricular activities optional extras?
There are many activities for which there is no additional charge; however, there are specialist tuition fees for certain activities, including Instrumental Music, Speech & Drama, Dance, Riding, Tennis, Badminton, Fencing, Gymnastics, Trampolining and Golf. More information can be obtained by speaking with the Admissions Office ([email protected]).
My daughter is a day girl, but can she stay over?
Yes, absolutely. Over 70% of day girls experience boarding, either sleeping over on ad hoc basis (currently charged at £55 per night) or taking advantage of our flexi-boarding packages for one, two or three nights per week. The fees for these packages are listed in the table above.
How much can I expect fees to increase each year?
Fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors in March. For the past three years, there have been no increases to the fees, and indeed the cost of our Lower School boarding packages has been significantly reduced.
Can fees be paid in an annual lump sum?
Fees may be paid in advance for the full year or for more than one year. Please write to the Bursar well in advance if you wish to make such an arrangement.
Can fees be paid in installments?
Payments for fees and extras can be made in full at the start of each term or can be made in three equal installments per term as set out in our General Information Booklet.
Are discounts available for siblings?
We are pleased to be able to offer a sibling discount on the fees for girls who are siblings. Where two or more daughters attend the school at the same time, the fees for the younger daughter(s) will be subject to a 5% discount.
Are discounts for children of military personnel?
A 15% discount on fees is available for members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Civil Service.
What is the notice period and will I get my deposit back?
A term’s notice must be given, in writing, to the Principal before the removal of any pupil. If such notice is not given, a full term’s fees will be charged in lieu.
Is there a charge for late payment of fees?
Interest is charged at the rate of 1.5% per month where fees are received late.
What is the cost of the door-to-door transport service?
The routes available depend on demand. Trips are charged at £10 per journey for addresses north of the North Circular Road and £12 per journey for addresses south of the North Circular Road. Pick-ups and drop-offs to Potters Bar train station are charged at £3 per trip. Parents are billed at the beginning of each term for the trips that are booked for the term. For more information, please contact Mr Donal Grant-Stevenson, Transport Manager, on 01707 602675.