Fee Information

School and Kindergarten Fees
2018-2019

All parents will need to sign an invoice to agree payment to the school at the end of the term, this invoice is a legally binding document.

1. Kindergarten 3-5-year olds

The school offers free NEF funded hours in Kindergarten, meaning all children aged 3-5 can attend for 15 hours each week for free, and those eligible can attend for 30 hours.

If your child is entitled to 15 free hours but you wish for them to attend more hours per week, the additional charges are as follows:

Number of                                                                        Annually                             Monthly

Additional Session/s per week

1                                                                                             £1,050                                £87.50                             

 

2                                                                                            £2,100                                £175.00

 

(1 session =£27.63 – 9:00am-1:45pm)

 

Voluntary contributions

The school is a non-profit making organisation and providing the kindergarten sessions cost significantly more than the NEF funding we receive.

The voluntary contribution is not a payment for the Kindergarten education of the children, it is what you can offer towards the running costs associated with providing Steiner Education to all our children.

The basic annual overheads for the school are £33,000.00

Over the last 6 months, we have started to look a long-term strategy for sustainable financial growth, our aim is that these funds will eventually, be available to develop the school and support our plans to enrich the education we provide.

A suggested voluntary contribution for all families is £10-£40 a month, depending on income and circumstances.

Lunch money

The school provides a, healthy, vegetarian lunch for children in the Kindergarten classes (up to the age of 6yrs). This is payable monthly by standing order, cheque or cash. This must be paid at the beginning of the month.

Please see the table below:

                                     Annual cost                 Monthly

5 days                           £380.00                          £31.67

4 days                           £304.00                          £25.34

3 days                           £228.00                          £19.00                      

2 days                          £152.00                           £12.67

1 day                              £76.00                             £6.34

  

2. School (and children in Kindergarten aged over 5 years doing 5 days.)

All Fees must be paid by the 6th of the month.

 

2018-2019                                                                                                              Basic Fees

Children 5years and above doing 5 days a week                                             £5,470 or £434.17 per month

Discounted fees for parents with a low household income.                      £4,410 or £367.50 per month

Non-payment of fees and subsequent charges

Calder Valley Steiner School reserves the right to levy 2% interest on overdue arrears at the end of the month.

After 30 days non-payment of fees the school will notify the parent and expect payment within 10 days.

Failure to pay this will result in the school sending a reminder and charging £15 administration fee, for each subsequent letter sent.
If we elect to carry out this process by email we will charge £6.00 per email sent.

 After 60 days of non-payment the school will, after a final letter sent and 14 days’ notice given, send the debt and any subsequent fees on to a debt collector. We will instruct them to pursue the debt through the court. We will charge a further £50 for this plus any fees we are charged by the debt collector. You will also be liable for any court fees that we incur.

3. Additional costs


A. Voluntary contributions.

The voluntary contribution is not a payment for the Kindergarten education of the children, it is what you can offer towards the running costs associated with providing Steiner Education to all our children.

The basic annual overheads for the school are £33,000.00

Over the last 6 months, we have started to look a long-term strategy for sustainable financial growth, our aim is that these funds will eventually be available to develop the school and support our plans to enrich the education we provide.

A suggested voluntary contribution for all families is £10-£40 a month, depending on income and circumstances.

B. Bursary Contributions

The school also has a limited bursary fund, to help support existing families who may have run into difficulties.  (please note the bursary is not available for new applications)

Bursary contributions may be as much or as little at families can afford. For families who pay fees a 10% contribution is the suggested amount.

However, contributions to the bursary can also be a one off amount.

NB: there currently isn’t any money in the bursary fund.

C. Siblings Discount

Please note that if there is a sibling’s discount applied to the fees of your 2nd/3rd child. There will be a £200 materials amount to pay in addition to the fees agreed (per child)

The percent of sibling’s discount you receive will depend on your circumstances and will be discussed on an individual basis at the financial interviews in the summer term.

D. Additional screening costs

If you are receiving a discount of any type (sibling, staff or individual reduction) parents will need to contribute/fund any additional individual children’s requirements, ie dyslexia screening.

E. Initial Administration Charge.

 There will be an Administration charge for all new starters of £30.00 payable with submission of application form.

 F. School Trips. 

The cost of all trips will be an addition cost to the fees.

G. Leaving the school.

If your child is leaving the school you are required to provide the school with 6 weeks’ notice, all outstanding fees must be paid during the notice period.

 

CVSE Finance Team May 2018