Fees, Registration Fees and Payments
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 2018/2019 academic year are:
|Reception & Year 1 & Year 2||£3,749|
|Year 3 – Year 8||£4,384|
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. 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.
Scholarships are designed to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. In recognition of this achievement the Scholar is awarded a small reduction in fees throughout his/her time at the School.
Scholarships are awarded for academic, sporting and musical excellence. These are tenable from Year 6, for a pupil’s final three years in the School.
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||£3.75||£6.00|
|3.45 to 5.00pm||£7.50||£12.00|
|3.45 to 5.30pm||£11.25||£18.00|
|3.45 to 6.00pm||£15.00||£24.00|
|Prep Department||Pre-booked in advance (by Noon)||Not Pre-booked|
|4.00 to 5.00pm||£6.00||£8.00|
|5.00 to 6.00pm||£6.00||£8.00|
|4.00 to 6.00pm||£12.00||£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.