Notice of withdrawal
Parents can withdraw their child at any point by giving notice to leave the school. Notice of withdrawal can be given by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification by any other means including by telephone is not valid. It is expected that there will be prior consultation with the Head Teacher before the withdrawal of a Pupil. Notice of withdrawal can only be retracted once. If notice to withdraw is given a second time, the decision is final. A pupil that wishes to remain in school after this will need to enrol again as a new student.
For pupils in year 6, 11 or 13
Pupils in years 6, 11, 13 or a one-year GCSE course are liable for fees for the entire academic year – there is no option to give notice to leave the school at any point prior to the end of the academic year.
For pupils in year 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 12
Notice to withdraw a pupil can be given at any time. If the notice results in a pupil leaving the school at any point prior to the end of an academic year, a leaver’s fee of £500 will be applied. This will not apply if the child completes and pays fees for the full academic year. Notice for the pupil to leave at the end of an academic year, must be received no later than the last day of scheduled lessons for the school in the Summer Term. The leaver’s fee is a pre-estimate of the School’s loss in these circumstances, and often, the actual loss is much greater. This rule is necessary to promote stability and the School’s ability to plan its staffing and other resources.
For the avoidance of doubt, if notice is not provided by the last day of scheduled lessons for the school in the Summer Term then the pupil will be deemed to be continuing for the following academic year and the notice clause for the relevant year will apply.