Accept a Place

Congratulations on receiving an offer of a place for your child at Surbiton High School. We look forward to them joining us and welcoming you to our School community. Further information about joining our School may be found by visiting Joining SHS.

Please see below for more information on the documents that may be referenced in your offer letter:

Accepting your place

Scholarships (entry to Year 7 and Year 12 only)

Bursaries (entry to Year 7 and Year 12 only)

If you have any further queries please contact the Admissions Office by email.

FEES FAQ

HOW DO I ACCEPT MY CHILD'S PLACE?

In order to accept your child’s place, please complete the Acceptance Form, having read the Terms and Conditions and referred to the documents listed, and return it, signed by all those who will be responsible for payment of fees, to the Head of Admissions by post at Surbiton High School, 13-15 Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2JT or send a clear scanned copy by email to admissions@surbitonhigh.com

Please ensure that the deposit of £1000 to secure your child’s place is paid (for more information see ‘What is the Deposit?’).

WHAT IS THE ‘DEPOSIT’?

On acceptance, you must pay a £1000 deposit to secure your child’s place.

To pay the deposit electronically, please use these bank details, quoting the pupil’s surname as a reference:

  • Account Name: United Church Schools Trust, Barclays Bank, 8 Market Place, Kettering, Northants NN16 0AX
  • Account Number: 50748285
  • Sort Code: 20-46-50
  • IBAN Number: GB57 BARC 2046 5050 748285
  • SWIFT Code Number: BARCGB22

Your deposit will be repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final payment of fees or other sums due to the School after a pupil leaves the School. Please note that deposits are processed only once all disbursements are cleared and School belongings have been returned and confirmed to be in full working order.

WHAT ARE THE FEES AND WHAT IS INCLUDED?

The tuition fees for the current academic year can be viewed here and are reviewed each year. The new fee schedule is sent to all parents in July and is also available on the website or from the Admissions Office.  Fees cover the normal curriculum tuition, together with most books and stationery.  Insurances selected on the payment and insurance form will be added.

ARE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?

Fees are discounted by 5% for the second sibling and 10% for the third and any subsequent siblings who attend any of the three Surbiton High Schools, Guildford High School or Rowan Prep School at the same time.

WHAT ARE ‘EXTRAS’?

Extras on your bill could include items such as lunches, private music or speech/drama lessons, fees for public examinations, trips and visits, charges for co-curricular activities, school coaches, learning support, extra tuition, breakfast or after school clubs.  These are billed termly, at the end of each term. In order to discontinue an extra, half a terms notice, in writing is required.

WHAT IS THE FEES REFUND SCHEME AND WHAT DOES IT COVER?

A refund will be made if your child is absent from school for a period of at least five consecutive full days (including weekends and half-term breaks) because your child is ill, has had an accident or has been in contact with an infectious disease.

If the school is forced to close due to an outbreak of an infectious disease amongst the pupils or staff, which makes tuition impossible, a refund would be made. There is no cover for the first seven days of any such closure. For example, if the school is closed for eight days due to an outbreak of an infectious disease at the school the Scheme would refund one day’s fee. The total amount of all refunds that will be made for any one child for any one medical condition, or series of related medical conditions is 280 days.

There is no cover for closure directly or indirectly caused, contributed to or arising from any new or ongoing pandemic or epidemic or disease.

If you wish to participate in this scheme, administered by Marsh Ltd, please provide your consent by circling the appropriate option in the ‘Insurances and Fees refund Scheme’ section on the acceptance form and signing the relevant section. Fees for this scheme will then be added to your termly bill.

WHEN WILL I BE INVOICED, AND WHEN IS THE FIRST FEE PAYMENT DUE?

If you are paying by termly direct debit, the first payment will be debited on the 1st day of September (or the next working day).

If you are paying by monthly instalments, the first payment will be debited on the 1st day of August (or the next working day).  More information about the fee instalment scheme is available from the Admissions Office.

You will receive an invoice by email (e-billing) to the email address provided by you on the acceptance form.  This is sent towards the end of the previous term, and the invoice states clearly the number of payments and the dates that they are due. Please ensure you inform the School of any changes to your email address in order to ensure you receive your invoice.  If you have any queries about payments, please contact United Learning Fees Department on 01832 864445.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD IS UNABLE TO TAKE UP THEIR PLACE AT SURBITON HIGH SCHOOL?

We understand that family circumstances may change.  If you no longer wish to take up your child’s place, please let us know by contacting the Admissions Department as soon as possible.  If you have already paid a deposit, it will be retained by the School. Please note that, as per our Terms and Conditions, we require a full term’s notice. If you do not give a full term’s notice, one term’s fees in lieu of notice will be immediately due. Please see paragraph 6 b) of the Standard Terms and Conditions for more information.

If your child is joining part way through a term, as an occasional place admission, or if you are accepting a place in the Summer Term or during the summer holiday for a September start, please be aware that the deadline for giving notice would have already passed, and if you subsequently give up the place, fees in lieu will be due.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WANT TO WITHDRAW MY SON/DAUGHTER FROM SCHOOL WHEN THEY HAVE ALREADY ACCEPTED A PLACE?

We understand that family circumstances may change.  If you no longer wish to take up your child’s place, please let us know by contacting the Admissions Department as soon as possible.

Please note that, as per our Standard Terms and Conditions, we require a full term’s notice.

  • A term’s fees (less deposit/s held) will be immediately payable by the Parents if, for any reason, they cancel their acceptance of a place less than a term before entry or the pupil does not join the School after a place has been accepted.
  • Parents who withdraw giving a full term’s notice before entry will not have to pay fees in lieu but the deposit will be retained by the School.

Please see paragraph 6 b) of the Standard Terms and Conditions for more information.

If your child is joining part way through a term, as an occasional place admission, or if you are accepting a place in the Summer Term or during the summer holiday for a September start, please be aware that the deadline for giving notice would have already passed, and if you subsequently give up the place, fees in lieu will be due.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CANNOT PAY MY CHILD’S SCHOOL FEES?

If you have a problem making a payment, please contact United Learning Fees Department by calling 01832 864445 or email surbiton.fees@unitedlearning.org.uk

If you experience financial difficulties, due to a change in circumstances, in the first instance please contact the Principal, in confidence.

If such difficulties are temporary, we may be able to agree a payment schedule to help you through this period. In some cases, an emergency bursary may be available to help with fees.

If family circumstances have changed permanently, you may be eligible for an assisted place.

On entry to the Senior School at Year 7 or Sixth Form, there are a number of Scholarships and Bursaries available; more information is available on the website or from the Admissions Office.