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Admissions & fees

Boys are admitted from Year 4.  Read on for our admissions process and fees. If you have any questions, just get in touch.

The admissions process

  • Telephone the Registrar, Jenny Davies, for an informal discussion regarding the school’s suitability for your son.

  • Arrange a date with Jenny Davies, the Registrar, for you and your family to visit the school, meet the Headmaster, and tour the school with Jenny.

  • Provide copies of any assessments of your son’s needs (Educational Psychologist reports, for example).

  • If you would like to take your application further, download our registration form, complete it and send it to us along with the registration fee of £200 – the earlier in the school year the better to ensure a place as soon as possible.

  • Arrange a ‘taster’ period with Jenny - usually three days for a day boy or a week for a boarder.

  • We obtain a report from your son’s current school.

  • If we’re sure we’re the right place for your son, we offer him a place.

Financial assistance with bursaries and discounts

  • A limited number of bursaries are available. These are means tested and reviewed annually. Please contact Lyndsey Kite, the Bursar, for further details of our bursary policy and application form.

  • There is a 10% reduction for siblings and for the children of HM Forces personnel.

  • We also offer advice below on seeking help from family and friends and Trusts.

School fees

A one-off, non-returnable registration fee of £200 is payable when you apply for a place at Slindon for your son. It covers the cost of us processing your application and assessing your son’s needs. The Registration Fee for non EU boarders is £750 (with a £250 refund on first fee invoice).

REGISTRATION FEE

DEPOSIT PAYABLE ON ENTRY

Deposits are refundable less any outstanding expenses at the end of your son’s last term at the school.

The school fees and fixed expenses below are payable on or before the first day of each term, unless otherwise agreed by separate contractual agreement…

For day boys:

For boarders:

For residents abroad:

£250

£500

50%

of termly fees

SCHOOL FEE PER TERM

Uniform and other expenses

Our Slindon College uniform is designed to be practical, serviceable and smart. All uniform, both new and recycled, is held on site by our Matron, Carole Robinson. Unlike larger schools it is not hugely expensive, and can be purchased at any time throughout the school year by direct contact with Matron.

UNIFORM

FIXED EXPENSES

For boarders only (per term)

Laundry charge: £85

 

For all pupils (per term)

PTA subscription: £5

 

Insurance (per term)

 

  • Personal Accident Insurance is included within the termly fee.

  • Optional personal effects insurance: £10.08

  • Optional school fees protection plan:

  • For day boys: 1.37 % of school fee

  • For boarders: 1.05 % of school fee

Details of insurance cover can be obtained from the Bursar. Please note: we request that very expensive items are not brought in to school unless they are covered by an all risk household contents policy.

VARIABLE EXPENSES

Other charges may apply for the following areas:

  • Intensive learning support

  • School transport

  • Sundries

  • Musical instrument tuition

  • School trips and other specialist coaching

Intensive learning support

Learning support is built into the fees but if your son requires significant 1:1 tuition over and above that usually provided, additional costs may be incurred. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) will contact you personally if this is deemed necessary.

 

School transport

Our school minibus transports boys between Chichester and the school in the mornings and afternoons at a cost of £3.50 each way, payable in arrears at the end of each term. Places are reserved on a half-termly basis. More details available.

 

Barnham station is our nearest rail station about 4 miles from the school. The cost of taxi travel, typically about £8 each way at present, is divided equally amongst those pupils using the service, payable in arrears at the end of each term.

 

Sundries

Your fee account is charged in arrears for the following items as incurred:

  • Pupil planner

  • Revision guides

  • Stationery

  • Examination fees

  • Other items such as toiletries

Musical instrument tuition

Individual tuition can be provided for most musical instruments at a cost of £17.50 per half hour session. Invoices are generated by our team of peripatetic music specialists.

 

School trips and other specialist coaching

Charges are made to cover the cost of:

  • Transport and entry for school trips relevant to the curriculum such as those to the theatre or to museums.

  • Optional activities where specialist coaching is bought in such as for golf, squash or martial arts – your prior permission is sought first.

  • Payable weekend activities for boarders such as trips to the cinema or bowling.

Additional financial guidance

  • Plan well ahead if possible. Bear in mind that fee increases are usually higher than inflation. This is partly because salaries can represent up to 75% of total costs and also because fees may have to fund spending on facilities.

  • Take expert advice from a professional – someone who knows your individual circumstances and who therefore knows what you want to achieve. It may even be prudent to consult more than one expert.

HELP FROM OTHERS

Family and friends

Close family friends, relatives and especially grandparents are often able and willing to help. If funds are available, trusts can be established. Equity in houses can be released.

 

Trusts

Really useful sources of information include:

Some trusts cover particular geographical areas, some particular areas of the curriculum such as technology, and others cover industry sectors such as the motor trade, pharmacists or the Navy.

 

As you can imagine, trusts receive numerous applications for assistance. They are generally more receptive in situations where parents encounter difficulties some years into their son’s privately funded schooling. Our experience is that applications are more likely to succeed in the case of boarders where there is a strong boarding need due to difficult family circumstances.

The Educational Grants Advice Helpline is open from 9am to 11am Monday to Friday on 01932 865619.

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Parents living or working outside the UK

The school requires parents living or working abroad to appoint a guardian, resident in the UK who we can contact in an emergency, who will act on behalf of the parent, and who will look after the pupil during half-terms and other times when the school is closed. This must be arranged prior to arrival at the school and contact details of the guardian must be given to the Registrar.

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All boys resident outside the UK must be in possession of a valid passport and, where appropriate an entry/student visa. Passports and any other important documentation must be handed in to the House Staff for safe keeping.

 

FINDING A GUARDIAN FOR YOUR SON

It is important to us that this works well. There are guardianship agencies that we can recommend for overseas students. Pupils who have had guardians through these agencies have been most happy with the arrangements. Contact the Registrar on +44 1243 814320 for details.

 

Fees at Slindon vary depending upon the individual support programme of the pupil.  These are based on the following, and apply to all year groups.

Day Fee:

£7053

Boarding Fee:

£10445

£40

Temporary/occasional boarding is charged at:

per night:

SaLT

OT

WAVE 3

SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)

Interventions:

£1135

£1135

£1135

£1135