Fees per term from September 2016:
|Year 7 and above, (ages 11 upwards)
|Years 5 and 6, (ages 9 to 11)
|Years 3 and 4, (ages 7 to 9)
|Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, (ages 4 to 6)
The fees are inclusive of all tuition, meals (lunch and afternoon tea), text books, games, societies, and most clubs. (Boarding and tuition fees are reduced by 10% for Armed Forces and Crown Servants overseas). The School reserves the right to alter the fees and charges at any time.
The cost of entry for public examinations is charged in addition to the basic school fees.
Text books are included in the basic school fees but a charge will be made if they are damaged or for any reason not returned.
Individual music lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments. The cost of lessons is £175 per term for 30 minute lessons and £233 per term for 40 minute lessons. Applications should be made to the Director of Music.
Payment of Fees
School fees are payable on or before the first day of term for which they are due. Interest is charged on overdue fees at a rate to be fixed from time to time. Parents accept responsibility for all fees, including disbursements, on the child’s behalf, both before and after the child has reached a majority of eighteen. School fees cannot be refunded for any part of a term for which a pupil is absent through illness, accident, or other cause. Parents are advised to consider joining the School Fee Protection Scheme which may also be extended to cover certain medical expenses through a Group Private Health Scheme.
- Payment of fees is due on or before the first day of term, and can be made by the following methods:
- Over the Counter- At your bank using the remittance slip attached to your fee bill.
- Internet Banking - Using the bank detail on the remittance slip. Please ensure that
you quote your child’s account reference or we will be unable to process your
payment, which may result in you receiving bill reminders.
- - Debit
Card - Please call the Fee Administrator with your card details.
- Credit Card - Please call the Fee Administrator. Please note that this service carries
a charge of 2.5% of the total amount paid.
Fees in advance by Standing Order - The full annual fee can be paid by
standing order in 12 equal monthly instalments starting from 1st June
2016 to 1st
May 2017 and will then be reviewed and updated in June 2017.
This allows the
School to accept monthly payments with no additional
charges to you.
- For illustration purpose below is an example based on the current academic year's fees.
Current Fees for academic Year 2016-2017 Form III and above = £16,500.00
Monthly payments to be made from 1st June 2015 to 1st May 2016 = £1,375.00
If you are interested in arranging payment by standing order please contact Mrs Nina Sweeney, the Fee Administrator, by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
and she will forward the necessary paperwork to set up your standing order.
Wherever possible please avoid bringing cheques in to school or giving a cheque to your child to hand in. Please use other alternative methods of payment.
Insurance and Payment Fee Schemes
Whilst the School takes all proper steps to safeguard pupils’ personal effects while on school premises, no liability whatsoever can be accepted for any loss or damage to them. Parents are therefore recommended to check that their own insurance policy covers articles taken to school and, if this does not do so, to arrange for the policy to be appropriately extended.
A Personal Accident Insurance Scheme is included in the fees. The cover under this scheme is world wide and continues during the holiday periods and also whether the accident occurs inside or outside the School. The Scheme in principle covers accidents that are not occasioned by negligence. The School holds full Public Liability Insurance cover in respect of pupils, staff, parents and visitors.
Parents’ attention is drawn to the existence of fee payment schemes linked to life insurance policies. Such schemes offer advantages, particularly if taken out whilst children are young.
Notice of Removal
A full term’s notice in writing must be given to and received by the Headmaster, before a pupil leaves the School, gives up an extra subject or changes from boarding to day. Otherwise a term’s fees will be charged in lieu. Parents are also reminded that they must give a full term’s notice in writing before ending any special tuition given by visiting teachers.
Every effort will be made to give a term’s notice of fee increases; however, the School reserves the right to alter the fees and charges at any time. Fees are usually adjusted once a year in September.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Chigwell School has always done its best to ensure that children who would benefit from an education at the School are not excluded for financial reasons. We offer means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees to parents/guardians who would otherwise be unable to afford them. This support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial circumstances of applicants. For further details, please see our Bursaries Policy
CHIGWELL SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded each year primarily at 11 and 16. They are awarded in recognition of academic merit, irrespective of financial means.
MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded at 11, 13 and 16.
ART and DRAMA SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded at 16.
Applications for scholarships and bursaries can be made on the Registration Form.