Finance

Financial Arrangements 2017-2018

Classes 1 to 10

Brighton Steiner School is an independent school where parents make a financial contribution towards the cost of providing Steiner Waldorf Education. Brighton Steiner School receives no government funding or commercial sponsorship.

Financial Contribution Structure for 2017/18:

Classes 1 to 10 Termly Monthly
For the first pupil £2,563.60 £672.95*
For a second pupil (20% discount) £2,050.88 £538.36*
For a third pupil (30% discount) £1,794.52 £471.06*

(Not including materials charges and extras)

Kindergartens (2-6 years) Termly Monthly
3 sessions £1,171.80 £307.60*
4 sessions £1,562.40 £410.13*
5 sessions £1,950 £511.88*
Other Early Years Costs:
Parent & Child £18 per session
Parent & Baby £12 per session
Afternoon Sessions and Afternoon Club

 

pre-booked

not pre-booked

£10/hr (£35 per session)

£12/hr (£42 per session)

Reduced Financial Contributions:

In support of its ethos Brighton Steiner School administrates a means-tested Reduced Financial Contribution (RFC) scheme.

If you want to apply for an RFC please download and complete a  Reduced Financial Contributions Form 2017-2018  and post it to the attention of the Finance Administrator.

Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE):

We are registered with the Local Authority’s Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE) scheme for all 3 and 4 year olds, applicable from the beginning of the term after their 3rd birthday until the end of term in which they are 5.  Entitlement is 15 hours per week that can only be taken within specific hours and is subject to availability. Please contact the school for more information.

Admin Charges One-Off Payment
Application Fee (per applicant) £70.00 for 1st child

£35.00 for subsequent siblings

Refundable deposit (per pupil) £200.00
Examination Enrolments/ extra lessons As invoice
Transfer Reports £20.00

 

Educational Extras Materials Charge Per Pupil Per Term
Early Years £60.00
Lower/Middle School £70.00
Upper School £80.00

Payment

Financial Contributions and other charges, such as educational visits and afternoon sessions, are invoiced termly in advance and are payable no later than the first day of the term to which they apply.

Payment is by monthly Standing Order over 12 months, payable on either the 4th or the 18th of each month.

Additional lessons are charged termly in arrears. All such invoices are due for payment immediately upon receipt.  There is no rebate for periods of absence. *5% charge is levied for monthly payment terms.

Late Payment

A £10 surcharge is levied on all missed monthly payments. If a payment remains outstanding after the end of the month in which it is due the child/ren will not be able to return to school until payment is made.

A returned items penalty of £25.00 is charged per effect.

Contract

Parents are required to sign a contract with the school, which outlines the conditions of entry and their responsibilities to the school. By sending children into school parents signify their agreement to these conditions.

Deposit

Families joining the school are required to pay a one-off deposit of £200 per pupil on acceptance of a place. The school holds this deposit until such times as the child leaves the school when it is returned, providing there is no outstanding debt and proper notice of withdrawal is given. The deposit may also be used to pay for any damage caused or additional expenditure incurred due to the actions of the child.

Notice

The school requires one full term’s notice of withdrawal, in writing to the Administrator, to be received no later than the first day of the child’s last term at the school, otherwise full term will be charged.