Ibstock Place School

Fees

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 should be completed for each child. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £125 for each child (for 2015 entry).

Parents are advised if the waiting list for the Kindergarten is such that there is little likelihood of their child being offered a place at four years of age or an occasional place.

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.

Bursary Applications

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).

Once registered with Ibstock Place School, parents will be sent documentation in October regarding the entrance examination held in January for 11+ and in November for Sixth Form. At this point parents may request an application form for a bursary and the Registrar will send them a Confidential Means Questionnaire to complete.

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 100% fee remission and are reviewed annually.

Criteria

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 will benefit academically from what this School has to offer. In some cases there is an element of bad luck 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 and Exhibitions

The following Scholarships and Exhibitions are available to pupils on entry to Senior 7:

Academic

All candidates who sit for entry to Senior 7 will be considered for an Academic Scholarship or Exhibition based on their performance in the entrance examination.

Art

Applicants will be required to provide a selection of pieces of work (which could include drawings, collages, original paintings, photographs, sketches) which will represent the applicant’s knowledge and understanding of art skills and techniques. Applicants will be expected to participate in a drawing test.

Drama

Applicants will be expected to rehearse and perform a monologue of their choice which should not exceed two minutes in duration and should be taken from a published full-length play.

Music

The music audition is intended to discover musical aptitude and promise. Candidates should be at Grade 4 standard or higher in their main instrument. Auditions require candidates to play or sing two prepared pieces on their main instrument and one piece on a second instrument; to read at sight a short piece; to be able to respond to aural tests and to demonstrate general musical awareness. Further information on Music Scholarships is available here.

Sport

Applicants are required to display advanced skill levels in at least one of the major IPS games: Football, Rugby, Athletics and Cricket for boys; and Netball, Hockey, Athletics for girls; or to display exceptional talent in another sporting activity. Applicants require a written recommendation from a sports coach or PE teacher. All applicants are practically assessed.

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.

The Scholarships range in value from 5% to 50% of the fees and are held throughout a pupil’s Sixth Form career at Ibstock Place School, subject to satisfactory performance.

Boys and girls may apply for more than one Scholarship.

Sixth Form Exhibitions

In addition to Scholarships, the Headmistress may, at her discretion, award a number of Exhibitions to promising candidates in the following fields:

  • Academic
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Outstanding Talent
  • Sport

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. Candidates must be successful in the entrance examination in order to qualify for a Scholarship or Exhibition.

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 1.75% 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.

Payment

There is a Fee Deposit of £1000 which is held for the duration of the pupil’s education in the School.

Withdrawal

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: bursar@ibstockplaceschool.co.uk