All of our pupils require an educational experience that is ‘different from and additional to’ that offered in a mainstream setting. We provide an individual child-centred learning experience which is reflected in a range of levels of support tailored to the child's individual needs.
The exact nature of the support given to the child will be decided:
- as a result of the initial screening during the assessment process and visit to the school
- as a result of a one term's assessment place if appropriate (see below)
- as a result of monitoring and evaluation during the course of each year
Fees vary according to each pupils individual requirements and the level of support will be reviewed annually. This will be done formally through the Annual Review Process in the case of children who are subject to an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) and through the school’s monitoring and reporting process for all other children.
The social & emotional development of all pupils is continually monitored, reviewed and supported using our Fagus educational resource by relevant staff and psychology team. For more information on Fagus click here
For further information on fees, please contact the School Office on 01628 879384.
Extra charges are kept to a minimum but include fees for public examinations which will depend on the fees levied by the examination boards in question, individual music tuition, social outings, before and after school care and certain co-curricular activities. There is also a small termly contribution towards ingredients in Food Tech. Any other incidental chargeable extra items will be notified in advance.
Local Authority Funding
Many of our pupils have an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) and are placed and funded by their Local Education Authorities including Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Bracknell, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Reading, Southwark, Slough, Surrey and Wokingham. Please enquire with your LEA if your child may be eligible for a funded place.
If you are considering applying for an Education Health & Care Plan for your child to aid admission to Beech Lodge and need help and advice we recommend that you contact our independent SEN consultant Helen Gifford here who will be able to help guide you through the process.
In respect of pupils funded by an LEA, the difference, if any, between the LA funding and the stated fee including extras will be payable by the parents.
Discounts and Bursaries
When two or more children from the same family have full-time self-funded places at the school, the second and subsequent children receive a five percent discount.
Discounts on fees may be available for self-funding families dependent on individual circumstances.
We offer one Bursary place per year - please contact the school office on 01628 879384 if you would like to receive information about our Bursary scheme
Following the initial visit and once we have agreed a place for a child at the school, the pupil's first term at Beech Lodge may be offered as an Assessment Place during which time formal assessments and reports will be compiled where appropriate. These may include Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Educational Psychology. Fees and associated costs for Assessment Places will be determined at the time of acceptance.
Additional costs are chargeable for Specialist TA transition support for the period of a child's transition to the school where deemed necessary.
Additional costs are chargeable for Educational Psychology services supporting a request for Statutory Assessment.
Fees and charges are notified by invoice at the end of each term. Payment is due on or before the first day of the succeeding term. An administration charge is levied for late payment.
Parents must give a full term’s notice in writing to the Head before withdrawing a pupil from the School or from a chargeable extra item, otherwise a term’s fees will be payable in lieu of such notice.
Registration Fee £80
This is a non-returnable Registration Fee and is payable when the Registration Form is sent to the school. Its acceptance records that the name of the child is on the Entry List but does not constitute an offer of a place at the School.
Acceptance Deposit £500
This deposit is payable when the Acceptance Form is returned to the School and is refundable against the Leaver’s Statement. The deposit is forfeit when the accepted place is not taken up.
Beech Lodge School is registered with the Department for Education as an Independent School: registration number 868/6021.
We are a not for profit organisation with charitable status: charity registration number 1151323.
Beech Lodge School Limited is registered in England and Wales: registered number 08168311, registered office Sorbon, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 1LW.