Each application will be assessed individually. Applications are welcome any time during the academic year. All applications received will be reviewed and the pupil invited to spend a little time in school to allow the respective teachers to perform assessment, in class. We do not employ an entrance examination. Applications from parents of pupils with special educational needs are considered but acceptance is dependent on the ability of the school to provide for the specific needs of the pupil.
Parents/carers are invited to book a tour of the school with the Headteacher. The Envisioning session usually starts immediately after the tour of the school with the Headteacher; this is a presentation by the Church Pastor of the school’s ethos and a time for questions and answers. After this the application form should be submitted along with an administration fee of £20, made payable to Hope House School.Applications for the Reception class must be made a term in advance.
Following the Envisioning session, a visit to Hope House Church’s Sunday meeting is required; this is designed to help parents / carers in their understanding of the Protestant Evangelical Christian tradition the school belongs to. Following the Envisioning session and the church visit, prospective pupils will be invited to spend between two days and a week in the school. This will enable teachers, parents and the pupil to assess standards and the ability to integrate into the school, however there is no entrance exam.
Parents will be then be invited for a final interview. This gives the school the opportunity to report back formally on the assessment of the pupil and for any further questions or concerns to be addressed. It is usually possible at the interview to confirm whether the pupil will be accepted into school.
We welcome enquiries regarding pupils from Reception Year up to, and including, Year Eight. Applications can be made for Year nine and above though pupils may find some difficulty integrating into the school curriculum due to the breadth of subject matter covered in earlier years in the school. However, each application will be viewed on its own individual merit.
There is no requirement for pupils or parents to have a personal Christian faith. However, parents need to appreciate that the School is designated as a ‘School of Religious Character’ by the D.f.E. It is a Christian establishment and presents the Christian faith to its pupils as a way of life they could themselves embrace should they wish.
Please note that we are a not for profit social enterprise and the fees reflect the desire to we keep fees as low as possible whilst providing a high level of education.
Fees are paid each month by the 15th of the month by standing order. The fees are reviewed annually to coincide with the start of the school year.
The monthly fees for the School from September 2016 are: