Fees and Financial Matters
At Bishop’s Stortford College, we endeavour to keep extras to a minimum so that family budgeting is as straightforward as possible. For this reason, lunches, textbooks, stationery, accommodation and laundry (for boarders) and EAL/ EFL (for international students) are all included in the fees, rather than charged as extras.
Payment of Fees
Fees are due on the first day of term. For UK bank account holders, the required method of payment is by Direct Debit.
"It lifted me from a working class background and opened the way to university (Cambridge) and an academic career." Old Stortfordian.
Pre-Payment of Fees
The College offers a fixed price scheme for advanced payment of fees. Please contact Mr Chris Pugh, College Finance Manager +44 (0) 1279 838586 for further information.
Payment solution for overseas parents
The College have partnered with Western Union to enable overseas parents to pay fees by international bank transfer in USD, EUR, HKD, CNY & over 25 other currencies.
A number of insurance policies are available relating to possessions, accidents, fees and health. All the policies are "opt in".
Full details will be given with a pupil's Joining Information. However, if you would like details now, please contact Mrs Lynn Reading/Mrs Emma Jones, our Fees Secretaries, on 01279 838017 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are keen that everyone who wishes to benefit from an education at the College and is able to meet our entry requirements has the opportunity, regardless of social background or financial circumstances.
Bishop's Stortford College is not a richly endowed school. However, our charitable trust status allows us to ensure that access to the education we offer is as wide as possible.
Financial Assistance Awards form the backbone of the assistance on offer. They are awarded according to need and are based on means-testing.
If your child demonstrates the academic potential to meet our entry requirements and benefit from the College’s education, but your household income is not sufficient to pay the fees, we may be able to help.
Financial Assistance Awards range from partial assistance of 5% up to 100% of the full fees. The number of awards which can be made each year is limited and therefore we need you to submit your application for a Financial Assistance Award by the same deadline as for your application for a place. Please be assured that the two applications are assessed entirely separately.
Please read our Finance Leaflet, which gives an approximate guide to the upper threshold for household income to qualify for an award, an indication of the information you will need to provide and details of how to apply.
"The school changed my life in that I came from a single-mum family living on benefits and, through bursaries and scholarships, was able to receive a fantastic education at Bishop's Stortford College. I will always be greateful." Old Stortfordian.