£50 (to be sent with Application Form)
£300 payable on acceptance of a place. This is non-returnable.
The fee will be offset against the first term’s fees.
TERMLY FEES (From September 1st 2013)
Senior School: Term £3272, Annual £9816
Junior School: Term £2477, Annual £7431
Pre Prep: Term £1977, Annual £5931
The above fees are inclusive of all teaching materials and books and are amongst the lowest in the Independent sector. Bablake has regularly featured in the ‘Good value for money schools’ guide.
NB: The Governors reserve the right to alter the fees from time to time.
(i) Individual Instrumental Music lessons: £14-17 per half hour lesson by arrangement with the Music Staff.
(ii) Lunches: An economical charge is made for lunches. On average a two course meal costs £2.75 per day.
(iii) Educational Visits: Parents are expected to make a contribution to or pay for various educational visits arranged by the School, Departments or individual members of staff.
CLOTHES AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
The School uniform is kept as simple and inexpensive as possible. There is a school clothes shop together with a Parents’ Association Outgrown But Not Outworn (OBNO) scheme held once a term. A detailed clothes list is sent out with joining instructions or a copy may be obtained from the school shop.
BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS
At the present time just over 30% of all pupils in the School are receiving some form of financial assistance either through the extensive Bursary Scheme or from a Scholarship.
The Governors award annually a number of Entrance Bursaries. These are awarded in the light of both the entrance examination performance and parental income. Entrance Bursaries range from 10% up to 90%, and, in highly exceptional cases, 100% fee remission. The level of assistance will be dependent upon gross parental income. The award of a Bursary is subject to an annual review of parental income. For further details of financial assistance, please contact Mrs Sharon O'Meara, Treasurer, at Bablake School.
A number of Academic, Music and Art Scholarships are available. The award of these scholarships will be based solely on the ability of the child and their examination performance. There will also be interviews for candidates who, on the basis of their examination performance, have been selected for consideration for a Scholarship. Interviews will take place on Saturday 18th January 2014. Music Scholarship auditions will be held on the same day. Potential Art scholars will be invited into School on the morning of Friday 17th January 2014.
General: awarded to candidates who achieve top marks in English, Mathematics and Reasoning, and who perform well at interview.
English: awarded to candidates who achieve top marks in English, and who perform well at interview.
Mathematics: awarded to candidates who achieve top marks in Mathematics, and who perform well at interview.
Music: awarded to candidates who show exceptional musical accomplishment and who have reached the minimum academic standard to qualify for admission to the School.
Art: awarded to candidates who show exceptional artistic flair and ability and who have reached the minimum academic standard to qualify for admission to the School.
The Scholarship Award may be supplemented by a Bursary Award in appropriate cases.
Further details of scholarships for Sixth Form entry are available on request.
A cricket scholarship is now awarded from Third Form (Year 9) to pupils who show outstanding promise and dedication in cricket.
It is the Governors' stated policy, through their Bursary and Scholarship Schemes, to give able children whose parents could not otherwise afford the fees, the opportunity to attend Bablake and to remain at Bablake until the end of their schooling, which for the vast majority is at 18.
SCHOOL FEES PLAN
Parents will be able to pay fees by a 10 monthly plan, at no extra cost. Further details may be seen by clicking here.