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Fees

For the latest information about our fees please download the following documents:

Day and boarding fees

Flexi boarding prices

Summary of fees

Deposit

A deposit of £1,000 is payable when any UK student is accepted. The deposit for overseas students and Y11P is £3,500. This deposit is in addition to the normal termly fee and is due on acceptance of a place offered. The deposit is refunded when the student finally leaves the school, once all fees and extras have been settled. 

Registration fee

To be considered for a place at Sidcot, a registration fee of £150 (£75 Sidcot Junior School and Nursery) is payable to cover the administration costs of the application.

All registration fees are non-refundable.

Junior day fee

The Junior day fee includes snacks and the majority of after school activities. After School Care is free for the first hour up until 16:30 and £2 is charged per half hour from 16:30 until 18:00. Those in After School Care are welcome to have supper at a cost of £2 in the Refectory at 17:30. Breakfast Club provides supervision from 08:00 to 08:30 and includes a varied breakfast in the Refectory at a cost of £2.

Senior day fee

The Senior day fee includes tuition, supper (if your child stays on for activities and prep after school), most extra-curricular activities (except individual specialist tuition and certain specialist activities), stationery and teaching materials, including textbooks on short-term loan.

Boarding fee

The boarding fee includes all of the above plus full board, laundry, healthcare most extra-curricular activities (except individual specialist tuition), stationery and teaching materials, including textbooks on short-term loan.

Flexi boarding and weekly boarding are offered subject to availability. Prices and details are available on request and can be found on the school website.

EU/UK and non-EU status

Applicants will be classified as having EU/UK status if one of the following conditions applies:

a) At least one of the parents or the child has an EU/UK passport;
b) At least one of the parents permanently resides in the UK (not EU) regardless of nationality.

Proof of evidence will be required. For parents who are relocating to the UK, they will be afforded EU/UK status during the registration and acceptance period provided they are a permanent resident in the UK by the time the child joins the School. If the status changes whilst the child is in the School, Sidcot reserves the right to increase the deposit and fees to the Non-EU level.

Note: fees are reviewed annually in the spring – any changes will be featured on this webpage.

Additional fees

Specialist Tuition

Sidcot School offers specialist tuition in a wide range of subjects and activities including Music, Drama, Sports and Fencing. Learning Support is available for those with a desire for booster lessons or with specific learning needs. If you would like or need specialist tuition please see the relevant Department Head to organise and book the lessons for the following term.

Additional charges for individual and group lessons

For Music lessons, charges are payable in arrears. Lessons missed through school trips will, wherever possible be rescheduled. However, lessons that are missed without notification to the relevant member of staff or due to pupil sickness will not be rescheduled. A four-week notice of cessation is required in writing to via email to paul.woolley@sidcot.org.uk.

All other additional lessons, including Learning Support, will be charged in arrears at the end of each term. The hourly rate for all individual lessons is £36. The hourly rate for group lessons is £19.50.

Flexi boarding

Recognising the changing needs of families, our approach to boarding is flexible. As well as full boarding, options for both weekly and flexi boarding may be available.

Whilst the majority of our boarders are full time, we are happy to discuss other options to meet particular needs.

The cost of flexi boarding is £42 per night.

Examination charges

Examination Board charges and any access administration charges for external exams (GCSEs, etc.) which are incurred by the school, are charged to parents. They are billed in advance or in arrears, depending on the exam. For those taking IB, the examination charge is approximately £550. The Year 11 Pathway (Y11P) exam fees are included in the course fee. University application fees are also passed on to parents through our billing system, if the student/parent does not pay for their application directly.

Conditions and payment arrangements

Sibling discounts

A 10% discount is given to children who already have one full fee paying sibling at the school and will be deducted from the lowest fee at that time.

Early Years funding

Sidcot accepts Local Authority Early Years Funding. This offers 15 hours of subsidised nursery education per week and is available from the term after the child’s third birthday until the term following their fifth birthday.

Guardians

It is a condition of entry that all students from overseas have a mature and responsible UK guardian. This may be a friend or relative in the UK over the age of 25 or a specialist guardian agency that will charge appropriate fees. Please refer to our Guardian Policy available on our website.

Summary of fee arrangements

The annual fee is split into three equal payments which are payable one month in advance of the first day of each term.

A full term’s notice in writing or a term’s payment in lieu is required before removal of a student

other than at the end of the Upper Sixth Form year. No reduction in fees can be made for absence due to illness; however insurance is available for parents who wish to protect themselves against this eventuality.

In accepting a place at the school, the parent or guardian accepts responsibility for the payment of school fees (less bursary or other assistance) for the entire period during which the student

remains at the school, unless this responsibility is accepted by another party in writing. Interest or a charge for debt collection may be added to overdue accounts.

There are financial benefits to parents who pay their school fees in advance; details are available on request to the Finance Department. For those wishing to pay by direct debit, payments would start on 1 August and continue on the first of each month until 1 May. Extras are invoiced separately from the direct debit arrangement and payable in full. If you are interested in paying by direct debit, please email feesenquiries@sidcot.org.uk or write to the school address before 30 June.

Note: fees are reviewed annually in the spring – any changes will be featured on this webpage.

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