The deposit and registration fee must be paid prior to the child starting the school. The registration fee will only be charged if the child is offered a place at the school and the place is accepted by the parents. The deposit is held by the school and returned to the parent at the end of the Grande Section or CM2, when the child leaves the school. If a parent wishes to remove their child from the school, a full term’s notice has to be given in writing in order for the deposit to be returned. For example, if a child leaves the school in January, the deposit will only be returned if written notice is given to the school before September. If the school fees increase the deposit will increase.
School fees per term for the 2019/20 academic year
Inscription on the waiting list : £100
ADMIN FEES with the offer : £200
1st term 2019/20: £3200
2nd term 2019/20: £3200
3rd term 2019/20: £3200
Lunch fees (optional): £165 per term which includes hot lunch and dessert four days per week. Non-vegetarian and vegetarian options only.
Minimum Funding from the local authority may be available for 3-4 year olds which could potentially reduce the term fees by £800-£900 per term. It is available for all parents unless the fees are paid by the employer or they receive a French government bourse.
The school fees must be paid within the first week of the term commencing. The preferred payment method is by bank transfer; however a cheque will also be accepted. Please remember to quote the child’s name on the back of the cheque or as a reference in the case of a bank transfer. Cheques are payable to ‘La Petite Ecole Francaise’.