School fees for next term

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plaits
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Postby plaits » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:40 pm

Good to hear others' thoughts. Thanks for taking the time.

Having helped the children with their remote learning I have to agree with most that teachers do seem to be making a massive effort and it can't be easy at all. I also recognise that the school has other costs besides teachers salaries.

That said, I would hope that if Schools are going to get help with salaries and maybe other things too, that they would pass some reduction on to parents.
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mummo
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Postby mummo » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:19 pm

Yes, absolutely SW11er, schools regardless of state or private are doing an incredible job and an existing VLE certainly helps things continue more smoothly (although the VLE providers I believe are struggling with the surge in use!). It’s great to hear Bolingbroke are doing such a great job and we are indeed lucky to be in an area with excellent state and private options. I suspect fewer primaries have VLEs in place which makes home learning even more challenging.
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Postby parsleysong » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:35 pm

One of my kids is at boarding school and I'd be very upset if we aren't offered a refund/reduction in the boarding fees, not the tuition fees though. I hope they offer this before I have to ask for it. We know that this particular school has cash in hand of over £1million (the Head mentioned this in his talk to prospective parents when we were there) so it wouldn't be right to keep fees paid for bed and board (another £15-20k on top of tuition fees) when we are now providing it all at home.

I'd be interested to know what other parents of boarders think.
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Postby Hillbilly67 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:27 am

I know of at least 8 big public schools that have announced fee reductions. There are others though that will not be making any changes. The reductions range from 40% to 5%. My children attend a school that has given a 20% reduction in the academic fees and cancelled all boarding costs obviously.
Hope this helps.
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Postby sophiehs » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:31 am

Both of my children are at day/boarding schools and both schools are reducing the fees by 20% and abolishing the boarding fee.
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Postby nvmof3 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:48 am

Both independent schools attended by my kids have reduced their fees. One by 40% and one by 33%. They have both asked that those who can afford to do so, pay the full fee so that the extra can go into a fund to support those whose income has taken a hit. Not sure they’ll have many takers for that as I can’t think of anyone that won’t take a financial hit
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Postby betsyboop » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:01 am

would you mind sharing the names of the schools who have agreed to reduce their fees for next term ? Thank you 
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Postby Redfernpsychol » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:01 am

A private tutor is NOT allowed in your house. What part of not having anyone in your family home except your own household are you failing to understand?

I am appalled at how many questions on this site allude to people’s need to keep their privileged lifestyles. For every loop hole you try to keep finding, lives are being put at risk and we all have to stay socially isolated for longer.

No cleaners. No tutors. No dog walkers. No relatives. Stay indoors. Stay safe. Give up your old life style and think of others. Please. I worked for the NHS for 25 years. Have some respect for my colleagues.

Many tutors will offer online sessions. Try that.
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Postby RumourMill » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:42 pm

I've heard that Marlborough are reducing by a significant amount.
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It's-tricky
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Postby It's-tricky » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:13 pm

Teachers and all other salaries must be paid in full - and I respect the schools which have offered discount unfortunately my child is at Thomas’s Clapham and they have no intention of offering a discount instead we are asked to wait until July to be refunded the ´savings’ make of that what you will
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Postby RumourMill » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 pm

Bradfield also offering substantial discounts.
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Postby BFW » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:34 pm

The difference being of course that Thomas’ Clapham is a business not a trust. And as such their main interest is making money.

Sad truth. I made the mistake of sending one of my children to an independent school that was a business and never again!
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