FEES & BURSARIES
Termly fees for 2023-2024
|Registration Fee (non-refundable)||£100|
|Confirmation Fee – (refunded on FINAL bill)||£1,000|
|Nursery – please see attached documents|
|Reception, Year 1, Year 2||£4,404|
|Boarding (5 nights per week)||£7,844||£2,062||£9,906|
|Boarding (3 nights per week)||£7,844||£1,874||£9,718|
|Boarding (2 nights per week)||£7,844||£1,310||£9,154|
|Boarding (1 night per week)||£7,844||£ 716||£8,560|
|Ad hoc flexi boarding fee per night||£ 66|
The day fees include tuition, learning support sessions, term-time trips and visits, two-course lunch and snacks, textbooks, pupils’ personal accident insurance, travel and accommodation when representing the school. The boarding fee includes all the above plus breakfast, supper, healthcare, shampoo & shower gel, bedding and laundry.
Sibling fee discounts
A 7.5% sibling discount is offered for the third and subsequent children attending the School. This discount will be applied to the day fee of the oldest child.
Registration Fee: £100
Charged when a pupil’s name is first registered for entry into the School. This fee is non-refundable.
Confirmation/Acceptance Fee: £1,000 (one full term’s fees for overseas students) on acceptance of a place at the School.
Registration and Acceptance Fees are requested by the Registrar during the joining process and are not invoiced.
The £1,000 acceptance fee will be repaid by means of a credit without interest on the final payment of fees, unless money is owed to the School, or unless stated otherwise in the Terms and Conditions or unless the parents wish to donate the confirmation fee to the School.
The whole confirmation fee is forfeited if the child fails to take up his/her place after it has been accepted.
Within the fees all pupils are automatically enrolled into a Personal Accident Insurance scheme, which includes emergency dental care. Please see the attachment for further details.
The Fees Refund Scheme is optional and paid in advance. The scheme refunds you a per diem amount of your termly fee should your child be away from school for longer than 5 days (day pupil) or 8 days (boarder). Please read the Fees Refund Scheme document (download below) for more information.
Termly charge: Day pupils: 1.34% of term’s fee. Boarders: 1.04% of term’s fee
We recommend that you review the policies in relation to your family circumstances. Should you wish to opt in to the Fees Refund Scheme, please let the Bursary staff know as soon as possible so we can amend your bill.
Tax-Free Childcare and Childcare Vouchers
The School accepts childcare vouchers. The Childcare Voucher scheme is now closed to new entrants however, if you joined the scheme prior to its closure in September 2018 we are still able to accept your childcare vouchers. The Tax-Free Childcare is a new scheme run through a HMRC account and the government may pay £2 for every £8 you pay via an online account. Please check the HMRC online childcare calculator to check your individual circumstances https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/tax-free-childcare
We can accept both types of vouchers against specific items on your bill with payment at the start of each school term.
i) Any items on your bill preceded with * can be paid for using Childcare Vouchers.
ii) Any items on your bill preceded with *# can be paid for using either Childcare Vouchers or using Tax-Free Childcare.
If you would like more information please contact the Finance Office who will be happy to help or talk you through the process.
|Description||# Can be paid using
|* Can be paid using Childcare Vouchers|
|Nursery Day Fee||Yes||Yes|
|Reception Day Fee||No||Yes – until the end of the term your child’s 5th birthday falls in.|
|Boarding Fee||Yes – until 31st August after their 11th birthday||Yes|
|Before/After School Clubs (excluding lunch time clubs/music lessons)||Yes – until 31st August after their 11th birthday||Yes|
|On site Camps||Yes – until 31st August after their 11th birthday||Yes|
A full term’s notice must be given of the intended withdrawal of a child from the School, failing which the succeeding term’s fee will be payable in full.
Finance for School Fees
School Fee Plan are providers of finance for school fees and either may be able to offer you a service.
Twyford fees are regularly reviewed and benchmarked with the aim of maintaining affordability and good value. It is the policy of the Governors to review fees annually, changes taking place for the Autumn term. However, they reserve the right to increase fees or impose surcharges at other times if circumstances warrant it. Fee increases are normally notified to parents at the end of the Summer term.
The Governors of Twyford School are committed to broadening access to the School by offering eligible parents means-tested financial support with the payment of fees.
Such support, known as a Bursary, and made at the discretion of the Governors, may be awarded in the form of a discount on tuition and other fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.
Bursary awards are made at the discretion of the Governors, who will calculate discount levels in relation to a family’s financial circumstances based on a means-test which includes a review of income and capital resources. We work with specialist financial assessors to ensure we offer financial support to the extent necessary.
Bursary awards depend on parents/guardians’ circumstances (e.g. their savings, investments and realisable assets, as well as their income, the size of their family, any other persons dependent upon them and like factors), compassionate or other pertinent considerations. Bursaries are means-tested each year and may change as a family’s financial situation improves or deteriorates.
Requests for financial support usually fall into two categories;
- New applicants to the School, where a place has been offered, but parents are unable to fund the tuition fees and/or other costs in full or part.
- Existing pupils where a change in parents’ circumstances has resulted in difficulty in meeting tuition fees and may result in the child being withdrawn part way through a stage of education.