Fees in the School and Kindergarten are set at a level to cover the basic day-to-day expenditure of these provisions. Please note that in the absence of state funding or a generous benefactor, our ability to offer concessionary rates to families on low incomes is strictly limited and dependent upon the majority of people being able to pay full fees.
However, in line with many other Steiner Schools throughout the UK, we would not willingly turn away any child on the sole grounds of inability to pay and would endeavour to work with any family committed to the education in order to find a way forward that would allow the child to be accepted into the kindergarten or school.
Our longer-term aim is to establish a proper bursary fund so that we can maintain and encourage the attendance of children from diverse social and income backgrounds.
Before requesting a concession on payment of full fees, we ask that you please consider whether there are relatives/godparents of the child, with a family interest in their future, and who may be willing to make a regular contribution to their education, thus easing pressure on the very limited resources of the charity.
Please note also, that the school is unable to subsidise families where expensive or unrealistic lifestyle choices are the cause of inability to pay school fees.