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We try our best to ensure that the majority of costs associated with sending your child to Town Close School are included in our termly fee. For instance, no extra charges are made for lunches, books, non-residential trips or for most after school activities and include a personal accident insurance scheme. The termly fees for the 2023/2024 academic year are:
|Reception & Year 1 & Year 2||£4,427|
|Year 3 – Year 8||£5,176|
A registration fee of £100 is payable when you register your child for a place at the School. This is non-refundable unless we are unable to offer your child a place for any reason.
A deposit of £300 is payable when accepting a place. This is refundable after any outstanding accounts have been settled when your child leaves the School.
Our Bursary programme is designed to enable those who meet the School’s entry criteria, but cannot afford the fees and other costs, to take up a place here. We offer means-tested awards and seek to focus this support on candidates demonstrating a particularly strong need for a Town Close education. Both parents are required to provide proof of their income and assets to our independent assessors, Bursary Administration Ltd (BAL) – https://www.schoolbursaryguide.com/for-parents/. BAL will make arrangements with the applying family to undertake a home visit in order to discuss the application and the family’s finances. They will then submit a report to the school which includes a recommended level of assistance. The level of support varies according to parental circumstances, but can extend to full fee remission in cases of exceptional need. Parents should indicate on the Registration Form if they would like to be considered for bursarial support, and will then be required to complete an Application Form and provide proof of income and assets, in order for an assessment to be made.
It is unlikely for a pupil to be considered for a bursary if household income is greater than 5 x annual fees or if capital assets were greater than 20 x annual fees.
Sibling Discount Policy
- All parents with three or more children attending Town Close are eligible for a sibling discount of 20% of school fees for the third and subsequent child while at least three children attend the School.
- The discount will also apply to third and subsequent children in a family where other siblings have attended Town Close until Year 8. Parents are asked to make the School aware of their eligibility for this discount at the time of signing the acceptance form.
- A sibling is classified as two or more children having one or both parents (whether natural or adoptive) in common, i.e. a brother or sister, it does not apply to other relatives.
- If a parent is in receipt of bursarial support, only the greater of the discounts will apply.
The school reserves the right to withdraw a sibling discount in the event of late or non-payment of school fees.
After School Care
We offer After School care between 3.45pm and 6pm in Pre Prep and 4.00pm-6.00pm in Prep. Tea is served to Pre Prep pupils and a snack provided for those in the Prep Department. Fees charged for an advanced booking of After School care are:
|Pre Prep Department||Pre-booked in advance (by Noon)||Not Pre-booked|
|3.45 to 4.30pm||£4.50||£6.00|
|3.45 to 5.00pm||£8.00||£12.00|
|3.45 to 5.30pm||£12.00||£18.00|
|3.45 to 6.00pm||£15.50||£24.00|
|Prep Department||Pre-booked in advance (by Noon)||Not Pre-booked|
|4.00 to 5.00pm||£6.50||£8.00|
|5.00 to 6.00pm||£6.50||£8.00|
|4.00 to 6.00pm||£13.00||£16.00|
Individual Music Lessons
Instrumental tuition is taught individually to pupils by peripatetic music staff who undertake to teach 30 lessons a year divided between three terms – some terms may have 12 lessons and others may only have eight. Lessons cost £190 per term.