Pupils can join Polwhele House from the beginning of the school term in which they turn 3. We also provide boarding for both girls and boys from Year 3. The boys have a twelve bed dormitory and the girls’ is smaller and sleeps six.
Prospective parents are invited to come and meet the Head, for a tour of the school and a discussion about what Polwhele House offers. In addition, any specific needs of your child can be covered.
Children are invited to the school for a taster day. This is an opportunity for them to experience the school atmosphere on a normal day, participating in a whole range of activities. It also gives us the chance to assess your child and make sure that they will enjoy and benefit from the educational experiences we offer. Experience has taught us that these sessions are invaluable for both the prospective pupil and the school.
Following this, the Head may formally offer a place and parents are requested to complete the school acceptance form, review and sign the parent contract in addition to providing consent with pupil and parent details. A registration fee of £100 is required at this stage.
Before starting the child will be invited into school for a number of familiarisation visits, depending on the needs of your child.
Fees can be paid termly or via monthly standing order. If paid termly, the full term’s fees are required prior to the start of term.
Standing orders are worked out monthly with the final payment being made in May for the academic current year.
The fees per term outlined below are for the academic year 2020-2021.
Prices per term (lunches included)
|Session||1 Day||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5 Days|
|2 Years Old
|3 Years +
|3 Years +
Full Day: 8:20am – 3:40pm
Morning Only: 8:20am – 1:15pm
|Years 1 – 2||£3,420.00|
Early Years Funding
Early Years Funding is available giving up to 30 hours free for qualifying 3 and 4 year olds. We are also registered for Tax Free childcare and accept Childcare vouchers.
A nominal charge for funded places to cover snacks, lunches and sundries: £165 per term for 15 hours funded and £330 per term for 30 hours funded.
Early Birds: £2.50 per day (From 8:00am)
2 year olds – £1 for every 10 minutes from 3:40 to 5 pm (from 5 pm to 6 pm £10)
3 year olds upwards – Flat rate of £2.00 per 15 minutes available from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.
Prices per term
|Years 3 – 4||£4,620.00|
|Years 5– 6||£4,800.00|
|Years 7– 8||£5,200.00|
|Sandwich Tea||If staying on for an after school club or after school care||£1.40|
|After school care||5.20-6.30pm||£11.00|
|After school care (Y6-Y8 only)
(includes freshly cooked meal; Y6 – Y8)
|Occasional boarding||(includes breakfast, tea and supper)
Parents are asked to book 48 hours in advance for this option
|£70 per night|
|Support||Following assessment and consultation||£320-£640 per term|
If you wish to find out more about attending Polwhele House or if you would like to book a school tour, please use the form below and we shall be in contact.