We aim to be upfront and transparent about our fees. This is why they cover many of the costs that other schools charge extra for, like breakfast, lunch and dinner, co-curricular activities, supervised prep and the flexibility to take advantage of a longer school day. There are some charges for optional extras and examination fees, which are detailed below.
Students at Leighton Park also benefit from exceptional individual support underpinned by a teacher student ratio of 1:6.7. Tutors are responsible for 11 tutees, significantly fewer than a norm of 20-25, and see their tutees three times every day. Find out more below or read about what makes Leighton Park one of England’s top performing schools.
Find out more about what is included in the fees.
All deposits include a £100 subscription for lifetime membership of the ‘Old Leightonians’, which will be kept by the school when the student leaves. The balance of deposits will be fully refunded and shown as a credit on the final leaver’s bill. Have a look at our Standard Terms and Conditions for more information about our fees and deposits.
We are a registered charity and all school income goes towards providing outstanding educational opportunities.
Non-EEA students are classified as students who are not permanently resident in the UK or the EEA. For the purposes of Leighton Park’s fee structure, EEA includes all member states of the EEA including Croatia and Switzerland.
There may be some other extras throughout the term for things like trips and sports needing specialist instructors. We will let you know about these in advance. Any other miscellaneous expenses incurred will be added to your bill.
One term’s written notice is required should parents wish to cancel school transport, music lessons, EAL or ILC tuition.
Our contractual terms are that fees are payable termly in advance. The School will issue you with an invoice in the holidays prior to the start of term. Fees for the upcoming term must be paid before the first day of the term commences.
In order to give parents more flexibility, the School has engaged a third party organisation, School Fee Plan, for families who wish to pay fees by monthly direct debit. For the 2023-24 academic year the deadline for sign up is Friday 30th June 2023 and this will be on a 0% interest free basis for parents. The School will cover these costs. Beyond September 2024 there will be an interest charge which fee payers should be aware of. This is currently 3.4% of the School fees but may vary on an annual basis. School Fee Plan has over 20 years’ experience in providing this service to parents and we are confident that you will receive exceptional service from their dedicated team. Credit is subject to status, affordability, terms and conditions apply, over 18s only. You can find out more about School Fee Plan from their website or from their flyer. A letter from the Bursar, Keith Eldridge, with an explanation of the scheme is also available.
Leighton Park School is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. *School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited (company number 02015200).
At the discretion of the Governors, families may be able to pay School fees annually in advance and receive a small fee discount. Fees paid annually must be received before the 31st July prior to the start of the new academic year. The decision regarding this opportunity is made by the Governors at the Business Committee Meeting in the Spring Term and communicated to parents at the start of the Summer term. For the academic year 2023-24 the discount was 1.25%. You can read more here.
There will be some costs such as School Transport, ILC lessons, EAL lessons, Peripatetic Music lessons and trip costs that are additional to the School fees.
Transport and ILC lessons are billed termly in advance. Other costs are billed termly in arrears.
All extras should be paid for in full prior to the first day of the term following the bill.
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