Current School fees are available on request from the Registrar, or please click here to view a copy of our Admissions Information booklet which displays current fees on the final page.
Parents may register their child with the School after receiving details from the Registrar or visiting the School. One Registration Form and one Examination Entry Form (Senior School) or Assessment Entry Form (Prep School) should be completed and returned for each child by the published closing date. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £125 for each child.
There is an additional fee of £50 for overseas applicants wishing to apply as postal candidates for entry to the Prep School or the Senior School.
Applications for bursaries are welcomed from parents of prospective pupils entering the Senior School at the ages of 11 (Senior 7 year) or 16 (Lower Sixth year). No bursary is available for the Prep School.
On completion and submission of the Registration and Examination Entry form, parents may also request, in writing, an application form for a bursary and the Registrar will send them a Confidential Means Questionnaire to complete.
Candidates must meet the academic criteria for selection into the Senior School before being considered for a bursary. Bursaries are means tested and are granted to a limited number of parents who demonstrate financial need in order to send their children to the School. All candidates then go through exactly the same admission procedure. The offer of a bursary is not made until after the examination process has been completed. Bursaries may range from 10% to 90% fee remission and are reviewed annually.
As the School receives a substantial number of bursary applications each year, it is difficult to be precise on the criteria for success. However, generally, bursaries are awarded to families where both parents work but who are struggling financially and have a child who demonstrates that he/she would benefit academically from what this School has to offer. In some cases there is an element of misfortune where a parent has become incapacitated or a spouse has died. Some bursaries are offered to single parents or where there is a case of unforeseen hardship. It is difficult to predict how many applications will be received and whether they will be strong cases. The School has to be mindful also that some existing parents, who do not receive bursaries, may also be struggling financially and therefore it would be inequitable to grant bursaries for new candidates who do not have a particular need which sets them apart.
Scholarships are available in Drama, Music and Sport at 13+ for internal candidates currently in the Senior 8 year, along with any external candidate who has accepted the offer of a place for Senior 9 entry, and is able to demonstrate outstanding ability in one of these fields. Scholarship auditions and assessments take place in the Summer Term. Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship. Please note that there are no scholarships available at 11+ (Senior 7). Prospective scholarship applicants may contact the Registrar for further information.
The Richard Hastie-Smith Music Awards
The Richard Hastie-Smith Music Awards are open to candidates applying for 11+ (Senior 7) entry who are able to demonstrate outstanding musical potential. Candidates who meet the academic criteria for entry to the Senior School may be considered for an award. The award, which runs for two years, entitles the recipient to paid individual tuition at School on a nominated instrument and significant support from the Music Department. Music Award holders are encouraged to apply for a Music Scholarship at 13+ (although School is not able to guarantee that a scholarship will be granted). Music Award assessments are held on a Saturday morning in mid-January.
Sixth Form Scholarships
The Sixth Form Scholarships reward ability, application and ambition. Up to ten Scholarships are awarded every year for academic excellence, exceptional ability in the Creative Arts or for outstanding talent in some other field, such as Sport. Applicants may apply for more than one Scholarship. The Scholarships range in value and are held throughout a pupil’s Sixth Form career at Ibstock Place School, subject to satisfactory performance. In addition to Scholarships, the Headmistress may, at her discretion, award a number of Exhibitions to promising candidates. The parents of prospective pupils who are interested in the Sixth Form Scholarships should apply to the Registrar for further information.
All Scholars and Exhibitioners are expected to play a full role in the life of the School and to support the relevant Head of Department at School events and on Open Days. Scholarships may be withdrawn at any time if the holder fails to meet the school’s expectations.
Accepting an offer of a place
If a child is successful following assessment a formal offer of a place will be made. A completed acceptance form is submitted together with a fee deposit against the child’s last term’s fees at the School; the deposit is not returnable should the place not be taken up.
The offer of a place will be deemed to have lapsed if it is not formally accepted within two weeks of the offer being made.
Under the conditions of acceptance, School fees are due on or before the first day of term. Compound interest at 1.5% per month will be added to all outstanding accounts after the start of term.
Parents should note that peripatetic staff (e.g. visiting music teachers) are paid on a fee-for-service basis.
There is a fee deposit of £1000 which is held for the duration of the pupil’s education in the School.
A full term’s notice of the intention to withdraw a pupil must be given in writing to the Headmistress. In the absence of such notice, a full term’s fees will be charged.
Parent Contract (Terms and Conditions)
The Governors reserve the right to raise the fees during the course of the year; normally at least one term’s notice is given of an increase in School fees.
Parent Contract (Terms and Conditions)
All particulars may be obtained from the Bursar (Tel. 020 8392 5804), email: firstname.lastname@example.org