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Fees & Registration

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We hope you have enjoyed looking at our school website, we hope it has given you a glimpse of York House. If you are interested in exploring more about York House and the admissions process please do get in touch. 
We have created a timeline that we hope is of interest. 

Admissions timeline


 Headmaster Tour

Before the registration process begins we warmly invite parents to come and visit the school at one of our Open Days held on Saturday mornings once a term or at a tour that the Headmaster conducts during the week, typically three a week.  It is after this point parents choose to register.


Prospective pupils may be registered for admission at any time after birth and registration should ideally be received ahead of the desired date of admission. Registration takes place by competing the registration form that is included with our prospectus information. 

 Entry points

Children typically join York House at Nursery or Reception (known as 3+ and 4+). Another entry point is into our Middle School at Y3 or Y4 (known as 7+ or 8+) and some children join us for the last two years at 11+ for Y7 and Y8.

On occasion we have do have spaces in other year groups, due to relocation and we are happy to meet with families on an individual basis. 

 3 + Entry

Children are invited to take part in an assessment and taster session during the term before they wish to start in the Nursery at York House. Typically sessions are run in small groups and are in the morning.

 4 + Entry

Entry for Reception requires the children to visit us for about an hour, during this time we aim to maintain a warm and relaxed atmosphere so the children and parents are relaxed and enjoy the session.  Assessments will take place in October, November and January. 

Offer letters are typically posted up to two weeks after the assessment, you are then required to confirm and pay a deposit of £1000.00 to secure your daughter/sons place at York House School the assessment date.


 Assessment for Y1 -Y8

Children who are seeking a space from Y1 upwards are asked to spend time at York House with the current cohort. Children will also complete an age appropriate assessment typically including Maths and English.

 Offers and Waiting Lists

Children may be offered a place, declined a place or placed on a waiting list. We refresh our waiting lists regularly and will communicate any changes, if you do not wish to stay on the waiting list for a place, parents should inform the registrar.

School Fees for the Academic Year & September 2018 to July 2019


Nursery                          Fees will vary according to attendance, however if based on one session £315 would be a term fees, we request children complete 4 sessions (two days) a week.

                                       Reception   £3480.00                    Year 1                     £3835.00

                                       Year 2      £4085.00                     Year 3 to Year 8      £4635.00

Registration                   £100.00 non-refundable

Acceptance Deposit      £1000.00 payable upon acceptance of the offer of a place.

                                      £575.00 refundable against the first terms fees.

                                      £425.00 is subject to any deductions, refundable at normal leaving age of

                                       11+ or 13+.  This deposit is non-refundable in cases of pupils leaving early.

Waiting List                   Are applicable to some year groups.  Please speak with the School Office for further details.

Direct Debit                  Monthly arrangements can be arranged through:

Fees include                 Lunch, text books, stationary, art and craft materials and match  

                                     expenses,Pupil Personal Accident Insurance.

Assessments               Age 3+ and 4+ October & January & for families relocating we can assess as required.

                                    Assessment test for Pre-Prep            Y1 & Y2 as required.

                                    Entrance Test for Prep School           Y3 to Y8 as required

                                    For additional information:               Telephone 01923 772395 Option 3

Additional Charges     Bupa Medical Insurance                   Fee on application

                                    Fees Refund Scheme                        1.75% of fees

                                    Music Tuition                                   By individual arrangements with the                                                                                                                              Director of Music.

Note                            Additional charges for special outings, tickets and other activities are                                 advised in advance, including some clubs and afterschool care and hot tea.

Bursary Assistance


Bursary assistance is available in cases of financial hardship, where this makes it possible for a child to join and / or remain at the School. This is strictly means tested by using an outside organisation. New bursaries will usually be considered from entry at Year 3 but existing hardship cases maybe looked at from reception upwards.


Please contact the Bursar if you would like to discuss this further in the strictest of confidence.