Hebden Bridge Learning Community does not receive any funding from the government. We try our best to find a balance between keeping our fees as low as possible whilst wanting to ensure that our teachers receive a real living wage. We are registered with Ofsted as a childcare provider.
Our fees are set out below. For term dates, click here.
- Regular families circles.
- Regular 1-to-1 mentoring.
- Termly individual parent/teacher/student meetings.
- Supportive teachers.
- End of Summer term written reports.
Here are our fees for 2023/24. These are based on a 36-week year.
Tier 1: family income under £20,000 per annum/or receiving means-tested benefits.
Tier 2: family income £20,000 to £45,000 per annum.
Tier 3: family income over £45,000 per annum.
Our refundable deposit is payable on admission. The deposit is equivalent to 2 months fees if you pay over 10 months or 3 months fees if you pay over 12 months. The deposit payment can be spread over 3 monthly instalments. Read more
We ask for a returnable deposit payable on admission. The deposit can be paid in monthly instalments over 3 months. This is held by us and returned once the child leaves the community. The deposit is 2 months of fees if you decide to pay over 10 months or 3 months of fees if you decide to pay over 12 months (see above table for details). Deposits are payable after acceptance through an interview thus guaranteeing a place. If the try-out does not result in the student joining our community, the deposit is returned.
Children 7-15 years: Under the our conditions from Sep 2020, 8 class-weeks notice is required to withdraw your child. Once you decide to join the community, after a try-out period, then we ask for 8 class-weeks paid notice when you finally leave. When you have fully paid up the fees after the notice, we return the deposit to you.The deposit is equivalent to 8 weeks fees. If you leave without giving notice, we would retain the whole deposit. For students who joined prior to Sep 2020, 12 weeks notice is required, as per the terms and conditions signed on entry. Please note that 8 class weeks notice is required at any time, including if your child wants to leave at the end of the summer term.
Children 5-6 years old: From Jan 2021, we ask for 6 class-weeks paid notice when you leave. When you have fully paid up the fees after the notice, we return the deposit to you. The deposit is equivalent to 6 weeks fees. If you leave without giving notice, we would retain the whole deposit. Please note that 6 class weeks notice is required at any time, including if your child wants to leave at the end of the summer term.
Withdrawal before starting
If you have reserved a place for your child in advance and your child has completed their try-out, but then you decide to withdraw, we will need you to let us know 8 weeks in advance of the planned start date. If not, we reserve the right to keep the deposit for expenses incurred.
Students can try out the community for between 3 and 6 weeks before deciding whether they want to join us.
Taking a break
If students take a holiday during term time, we continue to charge fees. For long breaks, we need 8 weeks notice. In this case, we cannot guarantee the student’s place when they return.
We charge £40 to cover interview and administrational costs.
- Some trips are organised to enhance learning and charged separately.
- Fees and extras are subject to annual review.