Admission Policy

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 assessments 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. Following the tour an envisioning session takes place to explain the school’s ethos and allow time for questions and answers. After this an application form should be submitted along with an administration fee of £20, made payable to Hope House School, should families wish to proceed.

The next phase of the admissions process requires a visit to Hope House Church’s Sunday meeting. This is designed to help parents / carers in their understanding of the Protestant Evangelical Christian tradition the school belongs to. Prospective students will then be invited to spend between two days and a week in the school. This will enable teachers, parents and the student to assess standards and the ability to integrate into the school.

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 student and for any further questions or concerns to be addressed. It is usually possible at the interview to confirm whether the student 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.

Fees

Please note that we are a not for profit social enterprise and the fees reflect the desire to 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:

 

Primary Pupils

Reception

£320

per month

Year 1 & 2

£350

per month

Year 3 & 4

£355

per month

Year 5 & 6

£365

per month

Secondary Pupils

Year 7 & 8

£415

per month

Year 9

£445

per month

Year 10 & 11

£455

per month