We are happy to admit girls and boys at any age and any time during the academic year, provided we have space and they fulfil our entry criteria. Our starting point is the recognition that every child is unique and that your child is special. Like you we want him or her to be happy and successful.
We are flexible with our admissions arrangements and always try our utmost to do what is best for the child in any given circumstance.
We also try to make it as friendly and fun as we can so that we, and you as parents, can work out whether your son or daughter would thrive here. We talk to your child and read their most recent school report, we also discuss the application with you. Our academic tests, which involve some Maths and English, are usually carried out during a 'taster' day which is booked in at a time to suit your convenience.
In these respects we offer an alternative to the restrictive and more rigid entry procedures of some other schools.
The morning sessions in the Nursery start at 8.30am until 12.15pm, inclusive of lunch, and are charged at £52 per session. The afternoon sessions are from 12.15pm - 3.15pm and cost £40. 1 to 10 sessions are available per week.
Currently Babington House School accepts Early Years funding from the local authority for Nursery students only, for upto 15 hours per wwek, available in our afternoon sessions only. This is subject to change at the School's discretion.
The only criteria for the Early Years Funding Scheme is the age of the child. Three year olds can get funding the term after their third birthday and remain eligible whilst in the Babington House Nursery. We do not accept EYS Funding in our Reception Class.
Preparatory: Reception to Year 6 (inclusive of lunches)
Senior School: Years 7 - 11 (inclusive of lunches)
Sixth Form: Years 12 & 13 (inclusive of lunches)
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OPTIONAL INVOLVEMENT (30 per year, charged at 10 per term)
Individual Instrument Tuition:
Preparatory Singing £115.00
Senior Singing £165.00
Extra Language Tuition £140.00
Breakfast club is for all students: 07:35 - 08:30 £6.50 per child
After School Club (ages 3 – 12) 3.15pm – 4.15pm (fixed fee) £7.70 per child
4.15pm – 6.00pm £1.50 per quarter hour
Late collection charge after 6.00pm per every 10 minutes or part thereof £10.00
All Fees and Charges are payable by Direct Debit.
For the first term, these are due upon acceptance of a place, and become payable on presentation of an account by the Bursar. Payment of School fees may be made either termly on 1 September, 1 January and 1 April, or by 10 monthly instalments on the first day of each month from September to June.
Sundry charges are collected on the next Direct Debit due date i.e. 1st of the month if paying by monthly instalments or on 1 September, 1 January and 1 April if paying termly, with the exception of After School Club. After School Club charges will be invoiced monthly in arrears for immediate payment unless paying by monthly instalments, in which case they will be collected on the next Direct Debit due date.
A pupil may be excluded from the School at any time fees are unpaid. The right is reserved to make late payment charges of simple interest calculated on a daily basis at 1.5% per month, from the first day of each term and all administration and legal costs in relation to any sums that are unpaid by the due date. As of the 1st of September 2012 a £20 administration charge is payable for any payment that is late or cancelled without prior notice being given to The Bursar.
A full term's notice of removal must be given in writing on or before the first day of term prior to the leaving date or payment of a full term's fees will be required in default of such notice. A full term's notice to commence or discontinue optional subjects is also required.
Transport to and from School
Babington House School operates a mini bus service to collect students and bring them into school and provides a return trip home five days a week. This is charged at £5.50 per journey or £9.00 if a return trip is taken on the same day. Late collection after 6.00pm is charged at £10.00 per every 10 minutes or part thereof. Please contact the Headmaster's PA for further information on the mini bus service and routes available - firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst in Preparatory we encourage pupils to apply for the scholarships which become available in the Senior School. They are awarded for academic, sporting, dramatic and artistic endeavour. We also have an 'all rounder' scholarship for aptitude across a number of areas. Scholarships are awarded to encourage a pupil's future academic progress as much as to reward current achievement. For more details please contact the School Office.
All other policies are available to view in the School Office.