Fees as of September 2015

From £4,530.00 per term (3 x per annum) – Self Funded Pupils without Education Health Care Plan.

From £4,900.00 per term (3 x per annum) – Self Funded Pupils with Education Health Care Plans

From £4,900.00 per term (3 x per annum) – Local Authority Funded Pupils

Some pupils may require 1:1 support throughout all literacy and numeracy lessons. This is charged at an extra fee. Some pupils may require part support for specified lessons. Fees are adjusted accordingly.

Fees Include:

Each child will be provided with their own PLP (Personalised Learning Programme) to ensure their individual needs are met. To address their targeted area of need children participate in Personalised Learning classes. These will be reviewed termly and progress recorded.

Personalised Learning Classes include:

Social Skills – Games, discussions and activities to practice and develop confidence in social scenarios

Challenge Group – For children working above Government expected levels and 11+ practice

Times Tables Booster – Games and activities to develop times tables confidence.

Maths Booster – Games and activities using Numicon to reinforce understanding.

Sensory Circuits – Gross Motor Skills for children with Dyspraxia and other mild physical impairments. A programme set by The Occupational Therapist.

Handwriting – Practising letter formation and also joined handwriting practice for more able.

Clever Fingers – Fun games and activities to increase fine motor skill control.

Instruction Group – To encourage children to be able to follow three step instructions.

Dyslexia/Reading/Sequencing – Use of specialist Dyslexia equipment to develop all areas of Dyslexia such as short term memory, word finding, vocabulary skills, sequencing, ordering and decoding etc.

Phonic Group – Using the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc Programme to reinforce understanding.

All of these groups are in addition to Numeracy, Literacy and the National Curriculum. All are included in the termly fees.

Textbooks and stationery are also included. 

Termly fees do not include:

Speech and Language Therapy; Occupational Therapy; Before and after school clubs; Extra curricular activities; School trips / residential holiday / swimming lessons.

Therapies

Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Physio Therapy can be provided on site through Evolve Children’s Therapy Services, who are Independent Therapists. The Therapists have extensive clinical expertise from working with children in a variety of settings. Charges are made directly to the Therapists, but all Therapies will take place in school. Therapy can include individual programmes, assessments and reviews. Please ask in the School Office for details.                                                         

Dyslexia Screening Test

A Dyslexia Screening test is offered for a fee of £40, this indicates if your child is mildly, moderately or severely at risk of Dyslexia. We can then refer you to our Dyslexia Specialist for an official diagnosis.

TTRS

We also offer the TTRS (Touch Type Read Spell) program for an additional cost. This is a multi-sensory innovative computer based learning program for children with reading, writing and spelling difficulties, including dyslexia. TTRS aims to develop literacy skills, confidence, self-esteem and motivation.

Staff Visits to Tribunals/External Appointments

Half Day – £60 plus travel expenses

Full Day – £120 plus travel expenses

Tribunal Attendance -£160 plus travel / hotel expenses

Statutory Assessment Application – £495

Fees are payable in advance of, or on the first day of each term.

Please note: Any school books or equipment that is lost or damaged must be paid for.

One full term’s notice will be given in writing to the Headteacher on the first day of term preceding the term of removal or one full term’s fees in addition to the current term will be paid in lieu of the required notice.

Fees are reviewed annually and any adjustment will be advised at the end of the Summer Term, before being introduced in the following Autumn term.

There is a £100 registration fee.

Birtley House School works in partnership with the Local Authority, Social Services and other external agencies wherever relevant and applicable. We currently have pupils funded by the Kent LA, Bexley LA, Bromley LA and East Sussex LA.  Pupils funded by Local Authorities have all income and expenditure recorded annually.  This information is available on request to Inspectors.  Further information can be found within the Additional Educational Needs policy which is available on the website or from the school office.

What our parents say about us

“Moving our son to Birtley House was a tough decision. He was happy and settled at school with a lovely group of friends. Academically we were told he was doing ‘Ok’ but we were worried he was getting lost in a class of 30. Birtley House was definitely the right decision. In such small classes he doesn’t get a chance to switch off and daydream, and the 1:1 sessions have benefited him greatly. We are so pleased with his progress, and in turn his confidence has grown too.”