The following will give parents some idea of the Extras that either will or may appear on pupils’ invoices. Communication between pupil and parent, and parent and Housemaster or Housemistress is essential to control extras. It is particularly important for those parents living abroad to make arrangements in advance for authority for extras to be vested in either the Housemaster/Housemistress or a guardian.
The list is not exhaustive.
The Head of Religious Studies has stressed the importance of all pupils having the same Bible, thus these will be supplied by the School and invoiced to parents.
Houses run banks which are used for charging House subscriptions - covering TV hire, newspapers etc. Pupils may bank pocket money with their Housemaster/Housemistress. Cash advances will not be allowed nor will we accept the settlement of overdrawn House accounts through invoices. Parents must ensure that their children have enough pocket money for the term and that House Accounts are topped up if necessary.
The charge for joining the CCF is a one off payment of £105. This covers all activities, camps, trips, food, transport, etc. plus a pair of boots, for the whole duration of your son’s / daughter’s stay in the CCF.
Design & Technology
Pupils are charged for materials and consumables used in the construction of their own projects. For small, standard projects it is generally several pounds per project. More advanced projects and one-off individual, selective projects are billed at cost, which will be agreed with parents beforehand.
Laundry is, on the whole, covered under basic boarding fees but sometimes pupils want extra laundry done and this, together with dry cleaning, will incur an additional charge.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
This programme is a real adventure where pupils are able to combine their academic studies, sports commitments, and extracurricular responsibilities with their chosen Award. The Bronze Award may be started when the students turn 13.5 yrs, the Silver Award at 14.5 yrs, and the Gold Award on entering the Sixth Form. The fee for each Award covers expedition costs, camping, transport and supervision. Awards are achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if Gold is included), ie Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and a residential for Gold.
There is a charge set by Awarding Bodies for sitting any public exam. The university entrance procedure costs will also be billed. If a transcript or other documentation is required, ie for an overseas university, a charge for DHL courier delivery will be billed.
There are exchange trips to Germany and Spain.
Termly charges are raised for individual lessons at a fixed rate per term covering a specific number of lessons. A half term’s written notice is required to discontinue music tuition. If not received, a half term’s charge is required in lieu of notice.
Full details available from the Music School 01273 465968, or email Mrs Beverley Allen email@example.com
Arrangements are made for pupils, particularly senior ones, to go to a wide variety of events ranging from plays, concerts, and exhibitions to field courses.
Occasional Overnight Stays
There is an additional charge should day pupils stay overnight.
SEN / EFL LESSONS
There is an additional charge for each session.
As the School Shop trades separately from the School, parents are required to settle bills directly with the Shop.
The School currently runs bus services for day pupils from the surrounding areas, including the Prep School.
Transport is also available to and from airports at the start and end of each term and the cost of this will be added to the School account. Taxi fares or private car mileage to stations, dentists, doctors etc can be added to the end of term invoice.
The cost of taxi trips home, travel to guardians, or any taxis used for social or personal trips may not be put on the school account.
All resources must be returned or renewed at the Library before the end of each term. Pupils will be reminded to do this well in advance. If items are not returned or renewed, by the due date, the replacement cost will be included on the end of term account, plus an additional administration charge of £3.50 per item administration charge. Should items be returned after the end of term, the administration charge will still be incurred.
The Nathaniel Woodard Bursary Fund
In 2011 Lancing College established a bursary fund in honour of its Founder in his bicentenary year. These Bicentenary Bursaries seek to extend the possibilities of enabling children from underprivileged backgrounds to benefit from a Lancing education. You are warmly invited to make a voluntary contribution to this Fund by donating £30 per term. The £30 will be included on your first invoice, and thereafter. Should you wish to opt out, please contact the Bursary. However, we hope that as many of you as possible will feel able to contribute. If you are a UK tax payer and would like your donation to be Gift Aided, please complete the Gift Aid form below.
Gift Aid Form (PDF)
We are extremely grateful to those who are able to support the fund.
St Nicolas Association
As parents or guardians you are automatically welcomed as members of the St Nicolas Association for a nominal subscription which will be added to the Advent Term invoice.
Please contact the Foundation Office for further information on: