St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School

Funding

Three & Four Year Olds Funding – 15 Hours Free


As from January 2020

Please note: This funding is only available to children who are registered to attend St Pius Reception Class during the academic years of 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 - places in these Reception Classes can only be secured by a £250 non-returnable deposit.

  • All three and four-years-olds in Lancashire are entitled to fifteen hours of free education from the term after their third birthday.
  • They continue to be eligible in our Reception Class in the Main School until the actual term in which your child turns five years old.
  • There is no need to apply for this funding as your child is automatically entitled – all information will be submitted to the local authority by the School.
  • Children are entitled to a maximum of fifteen hours free education, taken as three sessions over 2 or 3 days per week for up to 38 weeks of the year.
  • Any additional sessions will be charged in line with our current fee structure – please see below.
  • NB - if you move your child to another nursery after the headcount date you will not be able to claim a free place for the rest of the term.

Nursery Fees

As from January 2020

  • All children are provided with free milk and snacks.
  • Fees must still be paid if children are absent with or without notice.
  • Please note: it is our policy that a child must attend a minimum of 2 sessions.
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme: School accepts all childcare vouchers - please quote Registration Number EY310513 with your Salary Sacrifice provider.
  • Basic fees:
    • £50 per full day (8am-6pm) including lunch and insurance.
    • £25 per morning session (8am-1pm).
      • A further charge of £3 if opting-in for a school lunch.
    • £25 per afternoon session (1pm-6pm).
  • Additional charges:
    • Registration: a registration fee of £50 (non-refundable) is payable in advance.
    • Breakfast Session: from 7:30am with a cost of £3.00.
    • Late payment: failure to collect children on time at lunchtime will incur charge of £10.00 within the first 30 minutes and the additional cost of the afternoon session thereafter - late collection after 6.00pm will incur a charge of £25.00.

Methods Of Payment

  • An invoice for the full term will be produced prior to the start of each term.
  • Two options are available for the payment of fees as follows:
    • Payment by 1st day of each term for full amount shown on the invoice.
    • Payment by bank standing order, available for children attending on a full-time basis only - requests for this made through the Bursar, Mrs Mourby.
  • Late payment:
    • If fees are not paid up-to-date by the end of each half term, there will be a £15 charge and a subsequent letter of child suspension forwarded.
    • If late payment occurs twice or more over an academic year, your account will be placed on a 'proforma' basis i.e. payment of full fees will be required before your child attends each term.

Withdrawal / Change Of Sessions

  • Four weeks notice must be given should you wish to withdraw your child - otherwise four weeks fees will be payable in lieu of notice.
  • Please note: there will be no reduction in fees should you choose to decrease session numbers at any time during the course of an academic year.
  • A £10 charge will be made for the administration of any parental-led reduction in number of sessions.
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