Pupils and staff have returned to Canford for the new academic year to a brand new library and Assembly Hall complex.
Scholarships, Fees and Finance
- Fees and Charges for the Academic Year 2021/22
- Terms and Conditions
- Scholarships and Financial Assistance
- Additional Charges Information
|Fees and Charges for the Academic Year 2021/22|
Fees are payable in advance by the first day of term. A monthly payment scheme, starting in July each year, is also available.
Payable when pupil is entered (non-refundable)
Payable in advance of entry; refundable on final bill but forfeit if the confirmed place is not taken up: £1,250
No interest is paid on deposits.
For non-UK resident parents, a full term's fees is required as a deposit, in addition to the first term's fees due.
If you would like further information about fees, please contact the Finance department.
|Additional Charges Information|
Personal Accident including Emergency Dental: All pupils are automatically included in the Personal Accident Scheme.
Personal Effects: The school is unable to accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal property of pupils and does not carry insurance for this purpose. A Student’s Personal Effects Scheme is available – to participate in the scheme a written application must be received by the Bursary. The cost of the scheme is £7.73 per term.
Pupils' Absence Scheme: No remission of fees can be claimed on account of absence from ill health or associated causes unless the pupil is included in the scheme. To participate in the scheme a written application must be received by the Bursary. The cost of the scheme is 0.55% of the school fee.
Notice of Removal
A full term’s notice must be given in writing to the Headmaster before withdrawing a pupil or declining a confirmed place. In the Fifth Form the required notice is a term and a half. Failing such notice, a full term’s fees are payable at the then prevailing rate. Full details of notice requirements are in the Terms and Conditions.
Fees and Charges
We work hard to include as many activities as possible within the fees. Lunch, text books, exam entrance fees, house parties and all compulsory trips are included in the fees. Some activities, however, are charged as ‘extras’. As a guide, extras per term can average £250. Music lessons or private tuition can add another £300 or so per term to this figure, dependent upon the number of lessons. The bus service is also in addition to this. However, it is possible to limit extra charges to much lower amounts if you and your child are cautious.
In charging extras, the guidance to teachers and others is that items or activities over £20 require prior parental agreement.
If you wish to cancel a voluntary activity, we will need one full term’s notice in writing or the payment of the fee, charge or subscription in lieu. For example, music lessons are charged in arrears and withdrawal from music tuition requires one full term’s notice in writing to the Director of Music.
Please note the following in relation to specific extra charges:
• Bus Services - Details of the daily bus services and exeat/half term coach services are published at www.canford.com/Transport-Links. Please contact the Transport Manager on 01202 847568 or email@example.com if you have any questions. Charges are made in arrears.
• Music Tuition – a 35 minute lesson is £31; instrument Hire (per term) is £31; extras also charged for incidentals such as sheet music and strings
• Private Tuition, per session per pupil, is charged at
2 pupils £17.83
3 pupils £13.68
4 or more pupils £11.81
Below are examples of other activities or items that the school may charge as extras:
• Art and Design Technology materials (non-standard only)
• Careers courses, registration, university visits
• CCF – dinners, kit if lost or damaged
• Extra tuition
• Health Centre transport charges
• House – hoodies, any damages
• Library photocopying and fines
• Newspapers and magazines
• Optional trips
• Physiotherapy charges
An estimated fee account can be provided two weeks before the end of term, on request, if required.
No remission of the fees is made when a pupil is removed for disciplinary or voluntary reasons, perhaps due to sickness, for part of a term. Please also see ‘Pupils’ Absence Scheme’ insurance above.
Cash Advances and Credit
Adequate financial arrangements must be made to enable pupils to meet their day-to-day expenses, cost of travel and subsistence, particularly for university interviews. The school is cash-free, so pupils must have a method of paying contactlessly if, for example, they wish to use the café. Cash advances will not be made on the fee account.
Equal Opportunities Policy
Canford understands and values the different cultural, religious, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds of its pupils and recognises that all of its pupils, regardless of their background or gender, should enjoy equal opportunities. Through its policies and practice the school seeks to provide an environment in which all individuals can thrive and feel safe and secure, and to encourage the development in its pupils of a proper sensitivity to the needs of others.
Data Protection Policy
The school is registered with the Data Protection Commission for the purposes of ensuring lawful processing of data on individuals. For parents and pupils, such data is processed in receiving and processing applications for pupil places. The school may also share name-only lists of applicants with other schools. In addition, pupil records include details relating to parents and guardians. Some parents and pupils might not wish the school to hold or process their personal data and if that is the case, they are asked to advise the Bursar. However, pupils and parents can rest assured that any information processed on them by the school is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties without their prior consent.
Charitable Support with School Fees
A list of charitable organisations offering grants to assist with school fees is available from the Independent Schools Council website https://www.isc.co.uk/bursaries/further-support/
Non-routine medical treatment
Pupils may be referred by the school doctor for physiotherapy. The School’s physiotherapist will provide up to three sessions of treatment free of charge, for each injury. If our physiotherapist’s assessment is that more than 3 treatments or ongoing treatment is required, the pupils will be referred to the NHS for physiotherapy or, if parents have arranged medical insurance, to a private external physiotherapist. Parents should be aware that waiting times for NHS physiotherapy can be long and pupils will have to travel to Wimborne or Poole Hospitals; hence the time and costs involved with transportation to and from these appointments should be taken into consideration. The School has however, arranged for a private physiotherapist to work from a treatment room at Canford, thereby enabling easy access for pupils and ensuring continuity of care for via an efficient handover from the School’s physiotherapist. Payment for the private physiotherapist will be a direct arrangement between parent and physiotherapist.