Lady Barn House
School

Lady Barn House School

Admissions & Fees

IMG_1385We welcome all enquiries from prospective parents. Parents seeking a place for their child at Lady Barn House School should contact Mrs Lachèvre in Admissions for further information on availability and the application process, either via telephone (0161 428 2912) or email (laura@ladybarnhouse.stockport.sch.uk).

Registration Forms for Nursery and Kindergarten entry can be obtained from the School Office, following a tour of the School, which can be arranged via the School Secretaries. The administration fee for registration is £20. Entry at Nursery level (3+ years) is not assessed, but offers are made subject to the availability of places. Kindergarten (4+ years) offers are made subject to a short observation visit and there being a place available. Occasionally, places become available further up the School and offers will be made subject to an assessment visit, whereby children are invited to spend the day with us, to assess their suitability for Lady Barn and give them the opportunity to experience a typical ‘working day’ at the School.

Fees – September 2016 / 2017

Full day – £2594 (£7782 per annum)
Nursery (full day) £2271 (£6813 per annum)
Nursery (Mornings only) – £1509 (£4527 per annum)
Meals – £179 per term (£537 per annum) – School lunches are obligatory for all full-time pupils, unless exemption is obtained from the Headmaster.
All curriculum based trips (including some residential, visits and visitors into school, milk, medicals, swimming lessons, organised games and late games sessions, exercise books and the loan of text books are fully inclusive in the basic School Fee Structure.

Parents who wish to pay in installments will be required to make payments on either the 1st or the 15th of each month for ten months, from September to June (directly from their bank account to the school’s bank account). There is no administration fee for installment payments.

Annual fees are set by the Directors in March each year and operate from the following September. Information concerning fees will be sent to parents before the beginning of each academic year.

As the School is a charitable trust, any profits are invested in improving the resources and facilities offered by the School.

Tuition fees are payable in advance, but may be paid for by standing order. At the end of each term parents will receive notification of the next term’s tuition fees.

Please be aware that Child Care Vouchers may only be used for the payment of NURSERY and /or AFTER SCHOOL CARE fees.If parents intend to pay for Nursery and/or After School Care fees through voucher schemes, this must be pre-arranged via the Bursar’s Office.

In light of recent advice under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Terrorism Act 2000, Money Laundering Regulations, the School reserves the right to decline large sum of cash payments for school fees.

Free Childcare Allowance

All children aged three and four are eligible for 15 hours per week of free term-time early education, available from the term following a child’s third birthday, up to and including the term they reach compulsory school age. This means that when your child joins Lady Barn, the school will claim the funded hours on your behalf and your school fees will be reduced accordingly.

The school does not offer the extended entitlement of 30 hours.

Sibling reduction in fees

When two or more children of one family are attending the School concurrently, a reduction of fees will be granted. 5% off second child in school. Three or more children in the school – 5% off second child’s fees, and 20% off for the third and subsequent child’s fees.

Withdrawal from school

No pupil may be removed without a FULL TERM’S NOTICE IN WRITING, to the Headmaster only, or payment of a full term’s fees in lieu of notice. Such notice will not be accepted after the end of the first week from the beginning of term.

Insurance scheme

The School operates a scheme, through an insurance company, for the remission of school fees when illness or accident causes a pupil to be absent. This involves the payment of a small premium. No remission of funds is available to those who choose not to participate in the scheme.

Bursary places

The Directors of Lady Barn House School are committed to broadening access to the school by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of schools fees. Such support is known as a bursary and these are normally awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial circumstances of applicants.  Full bursary places currently include all tuition fees, uniform, lunches, PE and games kit, trips and visits. All bursaries are means-tested. The School currently offers bursary places from Year 2 to Year 6.

Bursaries can be applied for by completing the application form available from the school office at any time from the beginning of January through to the end of February in preparation for entry in the following September.  Once it has been established that the financial circumstances of the applicant are such that a bursary might be offered, the child is invited into school to sit the normal entrance assessment. In assessing a child’s suitability, attention will be given to the academic assessment result of each applicant, but potential will also be considered as well as actual achievement. Bursary funds are limited and those judged most suitable will be given priority as those likely to gain most from the educational provision.

The parents/guardians are advised whether their child is to be offered a place at the School and of the Bursary offer by the end of the spring term.

All bursary awards are subject to annual repeat testing of parental means.

The School respects the confidentiality of bursary awards made to families and recipients are expected to do likewise.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers may only be used for the payment of NURSERY and /or AFTER SCHOOL CARE fees. If parents intend to pay for Nursery and/or After School Care fees through voucher schemes, this must be pre-arranged via the Bursar’s Office.

Please be aware that Child Care Vouchers may only be used for the payment of NURSERY and /or AFTER SCHOOL CARE fees.If parents intend to pay for Nursery and/or After School Care fees through voucher schemes, this must be pre-arranged via the Bursar’s Office.

Early morning & after school care provision

In providing Early Morning Care (£1 charge) and After School Care (£9.00 per session) we aim to fulfill the needs of parents by enabling them to pursue work, study and other activities with peace of mind, knowing that their children are being well cared for, both before the school day starts (from 7.45 a.m.) or after the end of the school day (4.15 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.) After School Care is staffed by Lady Barn staff and children can be cared for until 6.00pm. A wide range of activities and a light tea is provided for all children in After School Care. Bookings for ASC must be made by midnight on the day before. A charge is made for each individual session.

Holiday care

Holiday Care is provided by Fun Fest Holiday Club. Fun Fest is run by fully qualified and experienced staff creating an energetic and fun atmosphere within a safe and controlled environment.  They organise a varied programme of activities throughout the day. Bookings are made online at www.fun-fest.co.uk.

Inclusions

*Fees include the cost of all curriculum based activities, trips, visits and visitors. Also Early Years & Infants Christmas Productions and Year Six leavers DVD’s. All other extra-curricular activities such as camps, Year Six trip to France, sports tours and the like will be charged at the full cost rate.

Optional subjects

A range of peripatetic teachers offer optional lessons in Ballet, Music & Speech Training. These activities take place in school time, but are charged separately and invoiced by visiting teachers themselves. Lessons are charged per term (10 lessons) and prices can be obtained on application.