Admissions & Fees

Hampstead Hill School is a non-selective environment and as such children are not required to sit a competitive assessment to join us. We are a school which prepares children for competitive entry into private day schools in London and in some circumstances elsewhere. This means that children will be introduced to an academic life earlier than in some other schools and that the academic work, particularly in Years 1 and 2, is taught at an accelerated pace in order to enable children to reach the standards required by the schools they are entering for.

We are an inclusive school and children with disabilities and SEN requirements are welcomed. It is always our intention to ensure that all children with us enjoy their learning experience, so this sometimes means that we are not the most suitable environment for every child, particularly in the older year groups.

Parents are encouraged to register as early as possible by completing the Admission Form on the school website. An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent by the School Co-ordinator but please note this is not an automated process, so a response may take a few days. The main entry point is September each year and we start the process of offering in the preceding January.  There are sometimes occasional places at other points in the year.

Siblings of children within the school and ex pupils’ children will be given a priority but parents of such children are asked to complete the Admission Form in good time please.

With the exception of siblings/ex pupils’ children, places are given from wait lists which are established for each intake and each year group. In the Early Years, between the ages of 2yrs and 3yrs, there are four separate lists to ensure that children born in the Summer months have an opportunity to join us. This is the largest entry point and around 78 places are offered each year.   In the Pre-Reception year group (3yrs turning 4yrs) there are 24 places and sometimes a few more. In the Reception year group on average there are between 4 and 8 places but again this can be less or more depending on circumstances. Occasional places may occur for the Year 1 age group. Entry into Year 2 is usually only offered to anyone seeking a year’s schooling with a pre-determined destination school already in place, as this year group will go straight into assessments in the first term.

Parents will always be given an opportunity to view the school before making a decision on an offered place. We choose to show individual families around the school rather than have open days so that parents may experience a more personalised visit. This means that parents may sometimes have to wait quite some time before seeing the school. Each entry is dealt with in order, and as a general rule parents should not expect to see the school before their child is at least one year old.

The School Co-ordinator, Sian Hoskins is solely responsible for the admissions process and all enquiries should be made to admissions@hampsteadhillschool.co.uk .

Thank you.

2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES

In light of the current economic situation we have frozen the school fees at the 2019-2020 rates.

Lower School (Nursery School and Reception Classes)

In light of the current economic situation, we are keeping the Lower School fees frozen or lower than last year for the second year running. We will however be moving to a termly payment system from September 2021. Termly fees will be due by the 10th September, January and April and you will be invoiced.

  • 1.30pm – 5.30pm £3,665 x 3 Termly Payment
  • 7.45am – 12.15pm £4,760 x 3 Termly Payments
  • 7.45am – 2.15pm £5,680 x 3 Termly Payments
  • 7.45am – 3.45pm £6,050 x 3 Termly Payments
  • 7.45am – 4.30pm £6,105 x 3 Termly Payments
  • 7.45am – 5.30pm £6,160 x 3 Termly Payments

Upper School (Years 1 and 2)

£6,200 x 3 Termly Payments.

By Cheque

With apologies we no longer accept cheques. Please make payment by Bank Transfer/Childcare Voucher.

Bank Transfer / Standing Orders

Invoice will be issued for each term. As Reference please put your invoice number. Thank you.

Our account details are as follows:

  • Bank: METRO BANK
  • Account Name HAMPSTEAD HILL SCHOOL LTD (FEES)
  • Account Number: 14529918
  • Sort Code: 23-05-80
  • Reference: Invoice Number

Tax Free Childcare

We are registered with the Govemment for Tax Free Childcare. To check if you are eligible, please visit: https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow.

Childcare Vouchers

We still accept all private Nursery Voucher schemes offered by employers so if you wish to use these vouchers please contact sian@hampsteadhillschool.co.uk. Please make sure your child’s name is referenced in voucher payments. Please remember that you can use childcare vouchers with us up until the end of the Upper School as we offer out of hours and extra-curricular activities.

Sibling Discount

The universal sibling discount is £450 per term for the second and subsequent children’s fees.

School Trips & Clubs

Additional charges may be levied for some school trips. We endeavour to keep these chargeable trips to a minimum. Trip & Club fees can be paid by bank transfer or credit/debit card. Thank you.

Notice Period:

Upper and Lower School – One term’s notice period is required, in writing, before a pupil is withdrawn or fees will be charged in lieu. The school is not under any obligation to keep a child’s place open if fees are unpaid or in arrears, unless a special arrangement has been made.