Parents' Forum Hollygirt School

Fees, Bursaries, Scholarships & Other Awards

Fees

Our Registration Fee is £50, which needs to be submitted with the Registration Form. The deposit of £500 is submitted following the offer of a place, along with the Acceptance Form, in order to secure your child’s place. This deposit will be refunded when your child leaves Hollygirt and your account has been settled.

Fees are payable on the first day of each term. Invoices are sent to parents at the end of the previous term. The only additional extras* to your termly fees, will be insurances*, all of which are optional, plus curricular trips and other disbursements which are signed for throughout the academic year.

Fees for Nursery and Reception Class include lunches and milk/juice.

Fees for Years 1 to 6 include lunches, milk/juice and swimming.

Fees for Years 10 and 11 include GCSE and other examination fees, English set texts, Work Experience, Issues events and Conference Days.

*On the first bill there is a one off payment of £50 per family to the Friends of Hollygirt.

Termly Fees for 2019-20:

Nursery & Reception: £3,216
Year 1 and 2: £3,232
Year 3 to 6: £3,446
Year 7 to 9: £4,110
Year 10 and 11: £4,230

It is possible to spread the cost of school fees into manageable monthly installments. This facility is provided by School Fee Plan, for more information and to apply online, simply visit: https://www.myschoolfeeplan.com/Hollygirt-NG3

Financial Support / Bursaries

A small number of means-tested bursaries are available on entry to Year 7. Bursaries may also be available to pupils in the case of unexpected hardship, either for a short period of time or to enable a pupil to complete a GCSE course when it is not in their best interest to transfer to another school.

The Trustees will decide on any level of financial support to be offered by March preceding September entry. Documentary evidence must be provided in all cases. A bursary application form can be obtained from the Registrar and should be submitted with a pupil’s Registration Form. Please note bursaries are offered in line with the school’s available funding and not all applications will be accepted. Currently we do not offer financial support to pupils in Junior School.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are available on entry to Year 7 to pupils who we believe have the capacity to reach the highest grades and to be ambassadors for the school. In addition to the Entrance Day, they will be invited in to school to sit some formal assessments which may include Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning and internal English and Maths tests. This will take place in January, following the Entrance Day. Hollygirt will make recommendations of suitability to some following the Entrance Day but parents may opt for the additional testing if they believe it is appropriate for their child. Academic Scholarships award up to 25% reduction of basic fees for the five years a pupil will remain in Senior School. These are not means-tested but are subject to specific terms and conditions of award.

Music Awards

Music Awards are also available, offering free tuition and music examination fees on one instrument taught in school. Pupils should normally have reached the standard of Grade 3, but we would prefer a pupil to play a Grade 2 piece musically, rather than struggle through a Grade 3 piece that is new. It is a condition of the award that pupils sing in the choir and play in one or more of the bands/groups at school, perform solos when required and act as an ambassador for music both within school and outside. Awards will be reviewed on an annual basis, to make certain that pupils still attain the standards and commitment expected of an award holder. Should instrumental lessons be missed other than for reasons of absence from school or other exceptional circumstances, parents could be expected to reimburse the school.

A shortlist of candidates will be invited for audition. They will be expected to play two contrasting pieces and, if offering a second instrument, one on that instrument also. There will also be a viva voce examination on the music played with the Head of Music, and a short interview with the Headmistress.

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