Fees Policy

Unity Girls High School is an independent Islamic day school for girls.  Our objective is to have the highest standards both morally and academically and to provide a sound Islamic environment for our students. 

Unity Girls High School is dependent upon funds that are derived mainly from fees generated from students. Without the fees we will not be able to maintain and sustain the school in a manner that is acceptable for our children.  It is important that parents/guardians understand and undertake their responsibility in complying with the fees agreement form. 

The payment of fees is the liability of the parent/guardian undertaking the responsibility of sending a student to the school. 

Parents must consider their own personal situation before registration. It is the duty of the parent/guardian to ensure that they have the means and ability to pay for that academic year before signing the contract. 

Entrance test and Application fees 

All students who wish to attend Unity Girls High School must first sit an entrance test. 

The test will consist of a written test followed by an interview. Details about admission may be obtained from our Admission policy.  

There is a fee of £50 for the entry exam and fee of registration fee £100. This fee is to cover the admin for the application process and is non-refundable whether the child is accepted or not. 

The result of the tests, interview and availability of places will determine the candidate’s offer of a place. 

Deposit 

On successfully passing the entrance test and accepting the offer of a place at the school, the parent/guardian is required to pay a refundable deposit of 1,200 per child (Key stage 3) and 1,300 per child (Key stage 4).  

For all existing students who have not previously been required to pay a refundable deposit they will be required to pay upon confirming their place for the following year. This is necessary in order to either complete the registration process or secure a place at the school (in respect of new students) or to progress to the next year in respect of current students.  The refundable deposit will be paid back when the child leaves the school. Furthermore, we require a terms fees in advance, currently £1200 (Key Stage3) or £1300(Key Stage 4) per child. 

School Lockers 

A non- refundable £25.00 must be paid at the registration process to issue the locker key. Lockers are assigned to each pupil on a “first come, first served” basis.  Pupils and parents must understand that the lockers should only be used to store school supplies and personal items necessary for use at school. No valuables such as laptops, watches, games consoles or phones should be kept in the locker. No decorations such as stickers or posters are allowed on the inside or outside of the lockers and no graffiti as well as no damage should be done to lockers.  

Book Fees 

At registration parents  of students going into Year 7 to 9 only, are required to make a one off payment of £100 to cover the cost of text books and exercise books their child will use while at the school.  This fee excludes GCSE, Arabic and Art text books, which are bought by students as ‘Extras’ at the time they begin the syllabus (a list will be provided by the school). Any texts books that are lost or damaged must be replaced by the student. Completed exercise books are replaced at no cost, as required.  If any text books are lost or damaged, a sum of £25.00 will be charged to the student as ‘Extras’. 

Examination Fees 

There are additional GCSE and/or A level examination fees which parents are required to pay. The set amount payable for GCSE is £400 and should be paid in the first term of Year11. Students who have not paid the exam fees in full within this period will not be entered for the exams. This amount may be increased if your child takes additional examinations such as ‘A’ levels or requests to repeat any exam. Parents will be notified accordingly and given a specified period to complete the payment.  

Annual Fees 

The annual school fees for the current academic year are: 

£3600 for Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) and  

£3700 for Key Stage 4 studies (Years 10 – 11). 

Fees are normally reviewed once a year. It may be necessary to increase fees from time to time and, where practicable, a terms notice will be given. 

FEE REGULATIONS - 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR 

  1. DEPOSIT DATE 

Refundable deposits must be paid in full by 20/05/2017 

  1. 2. THE FEES

‘Fees’ means school tuition fees as set at the start of each academic year.  

‘Extras’ means items authorised by parents or reasonably incurred by a pupil or by the school on behalf of a pupil and normally charged as extras; for these purposes a pupil is the agent of the parents.( ‘Extras’ typically include certain trips, school equipment etc.) 

  1. 3. PAYMENT SCHEDULES

Parents are required to pay school tuition fees according to the schedule of three options given below:  

Option 1: Full fees in advance 

Parents paying the full fees in advance by 24/08/2018 will receive a 5{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} discount on the total of invoice amount .i.e. £3,600 reduced by 5{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} is a deduction of £180 leaving a total of £3,420 for Key Stage 3.  

For Key Stage 4  parents paying the full fees in advance by 24/08/2018 will receive an 5{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} discount on the total of invoice amount.i.e.£3,700 reduced by 5{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} is a deduction of £185 leaving a total of £3,515 Payment received after this date will not qualify for a discount. 

 

Academic Period                                  

Amount Due         

Payment Method                                  

 Due Date  

Full Academic Year 2017/2018   Key Stage 3       

£3,600 

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash               

24/08/2017 

Full Academic Year 2017/2018   Key Stage 4       

£3,700 

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash               

24/08/2017 

 

Option 2: A Terms fee in advance followed by two Termly payments 

Parents pay fees before the beginning of each academic term. 

Academic Period                                  

Amount Due         

Payment Method                                  

Due Date  

1st Term Sept – Dec     KS3       

1st Term Sept – Dec     KS4          

£1,200     

£1,233.33                                           

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash   

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash                     

24/08/2017 

2nd Term Jan – March  KS3 

2nd Term Jan – March KS4               

 

3rd Term Apr – July         KS3              

£1,200        

£1233.33    

 

£1,200               

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash    

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash 

 

Cheque, bank Transfer or cash                     

10th Dec 2017 

10th Dec 2017 

 

10th March 18 

3rd Term Apr – July         KS4                  

£1,233.33                       

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash             

10th March 18 

 

Option 3: A Terms fees in advance followed by 8 monthly payments 

Parents choosing this option will pay one term fees in advance by 9th July 2017 followed by 8 instalments. Payment will be due on the 10th of each calendar month from September – March. 

The payment chart will be as follows: 

Academic Period                                  

Amount Due         

Payment Method                                  

Due Date  

1st Term Sept – Dec               

1st Term Sept – Dec     KS4          

£1,200     

£1,233.33                                           

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash   

Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash                     

 

24/08/2017

Followed by 8 monthly instalments as follows: 

            KS3   -     KS4 

Instalment 

Amount Due         

Payment Method                                  

Due Date  

1 

£300    £308.33                               

Standing Order or Cash                            

10th Sept 2017 

2 

£300    £308.33                              

Standing Order or Cash                             

10th Oct 2017 

3 

£300    £308.33                              

Standing Order or Cash                            

10th Nov 2017 

4 

£300    £308.33                              

Standing Order or Cash                            

10th Dec 2017 

5 

£300    £308.33                               

Standing Order or Cash                            

10th Jan 2018 

6 

£300    £308.33                               

Standing Order or Cash                            

10th Feb 2018 

 

£300    £308.33                               

Standing Order or Cash                            

10th Mar 2018 

 

£300    £308.33                              

Standing Order or Cash                            

10th April 2018 

 

 

 

 

 

 OTHER NOTES: 

*All cheques should be made out to ‘Unity Girls High School Limited’ 

*Any arrangement for payment by instalments (termly or monthly) will be cancelled immediately by Unity Girls High School should parents fail to honour their commitments as and when they fall due. 

Upon cancellation, any outstanding fees shall become immediately payable. 

  1. METHODS OF PAYMENT

Payment can be made either by Bank Transfer, Standing Order or Cheque. In some cases Cash can be accepted. 

Cheque: If you choose to pay by cheque, your payment must be cleared by the due date. This means that any cheques must be handed in at least 4 working days before the deadline date, in order for the cheques to be cleared by the bank.                                                                                             Please note that if you send a cheque and it bounces, you will be liable for the bank admin charge of £35.00. 

Standing Order: This is the preferred method of payment.  This will reduce paperwork and the need for you to come to our offices to make payments. Please fill out our Standing Order Mandate and provide a copy of the Mandate to our admin office (the original must be given to your bank). This process should be completed at the time of registration so banking procedures are in place before the commencement of school. 

Bank Transfer: This payment method is applicable for all of Option 1 or Option 2, or for the 1st instalment of Option 3. 

Cash: This payment option is available to those who do not have a UK bank account. Please discuss with finance department.  

  1. HOW TO SECURE A PLACE FOR YOUR CHILD AT THE SCHOOL

To secure a place for your child for the next academic year, you must either pay the full fee in advance or as a minimum pay one term’s fee in advance according to the scheduled dates. 

  1. IF UNABLE TO PAY THE FEES

We expect everyone to meet their obligations in full without exception. Parents may if they so wish apply for financial support to outside aid  agencies, however, the decision of such agencies in providing assistance is not the responsibility of the school and will not be accepted as a reason for any delay in making fee payments on time. 

  1. MISSED PAYMENTS & ADMIN CHARGES

Fees are due on the agreed schedule. If we do not receive the fees in cleared funds by these dates, we will send you a reminder letter, requesting that payment is made within the following 48 days. There will be an admin charge of £12 for this reminder. 

If fees are still not forthcoming, we will send a second reminder letter, requesting payment before your child is allowed to return to classes which will incur an additional £12 admin charge. Please note the admin charges cannot be removed once applied. 

EXCLUSION: 

We will exclude a child from school, even at exam time, if all overdue sums due are not cleared before the following dates: 

  • 1st September ( for first term fees due from 24/08/2017) 
  • 1st December (for second term fees due from 10th Nov 2017) 
  • 1st March (for third term fees due from (10th Feb 2018) 

This exclusion will apply even if you have paid the fees, but have neglected to pay the admin charge. 

Parents of pupils in Year 11 (the final year) must ensure that the all fees are settled before the end of March of that year to enable the child to sit GCSE examinations. The School may withhold any information and property whenever fees are overdue. The School may disclose the fact and amount of any unpaid fees to another school which the pupil attends or proposes to attend. 

A pupil will be deemed to have been withdrawn without notice if any fees remain unpaid one calendar month after exclusion for non-payment of fees. Accordingly, a term’s fee will be payable forthwith. 

  1. MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT THE SCHOOL

Please see the table below for the discounted rates that will apply to all children at Unity Girls High School. 

Discount for Siblings  

Full fees payable for first child – plus 5{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} discount if paid in full by 24/08/2017 

10{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} discount for second child – plus further 5{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} discount if paid in full by 24/08/2017 

15{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} discount for third and subsequent children – plus further 5{13131d6c00c7a970d86a44fa22659bcdeceed5e97f1b088644df0f843c3225cb} discount if all paid in full by 24/08/2017. 

  1. 8. REFUND OF FEES

If a parent has paid in advance he/she may be entitled to a refund. This however is conditional on there being no financial loss to the school and provided the child’s place is filled by another on the Waiting List. The deposit will be held on account for such cases. 

Fees will not be refunded or waived for absence through sickness or if a term is shortened or a vacation extended or if a pupil is sent home before the normal end of term or for any other cause. 

  1. 9. UNAUTHORISED ABSENCES

Any child who is, without prior written permission from the Head teacher, absent from class for 2 weeks or portions thereof will receive a letter requesting an explanation. If the child remains absent for a 3rd week or portions thereof without adequate explanation, the child’s place may be offered to others on the Waiting List without further warning. Any fees paid will not be refunded under such circumstances. 

  1. 10. WRITTEN NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL

Parents must give a term’s advance written notice before withdrawing a child from the school or a term’s fee will be payable in lieu. Notice given by parents only operates when submitted in writing to the school secretary and received by the school. Notice given orally or to any other person will not be considered valid. Written notice received before the first day of term, expires at the end of the term. Written notice received on or after the first day of term, expires at the end of the following term.   

  1. 11. FEE PAYMENT AGREEMENT FORM

All parents are required to complete and sign a Fee Payment Agreement Form which constitutes a legally binding agreement. 

If there are any queries, they can be addressed in writing to our fee’s collection officer. 

Agreement 

If a parent/guardian fails to sign this fees policy and if they continue to send their daughter/s to the school than they will have been deemed to have accepted the terms contained in the document.  

We have agreed to sign it and abide our commitments and duties as set down in this contract. 

Print Name of parent/ guardian_____________________________ 

Signature of parent/ guardian:  _____________________________ 

Date:______________________________