Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR 2013 ENTRY
a) The School reserves the right to refuse to allow a pupil to attend the School while fees remain unpaid.
b) The School reserves the right to fix the School fee for a term at any time up to the last day of the preceding term. Every effort will, however, be made to give not less than one term's notice of alterations to the fees.
c) The School reserves the right to review scholarship and bursary awards in the light of changes in a pupil’s progress, contribution and level of commitment.
2. WITHDRAWAL AND NOTICE
a) Any parent accepting an offer of a place at the School will be charged a one-off non-refundable £75 admission fee. They will also be charged one term's full fees if the pupil fails to take up the place.
b) The School requires not less than a full term's notice in writing, received by the Headmaster not later than three days after the beginning of a term, before a pupil is withdrawn from the School. Failing such notice the full fees for the term following withdrawal will be charged. In the Junior Year the notice period is two terms.
c) The School may in its absolute discretion require a parent to remove a pupil from the School whose attendance, progress or behaviour is unsatisfactory. In such circumstances the parent shall not be entitled to any refund of the fees due or already paid. Nor shall any refund be due for absence due to illness.
d) The School reserves the right to require a parent to remove a pupil from the School if they knowingly fail to disclose important information about their child’s special educational, medical and social needs. Such information should be advised in writing at least four months before a pupil joins the School.
3. ATTENDANCE, DRESS AND BEHAVIOUR
a) The parent undertakes to ensure that the pupil attends school regularly throughout each term (dates of which will be published well in advance). All pupils are required to participate in all school subjects including games and other out of school activities, including Saturday matches for school teams.
b) The parent undertakes to ensure that the pupil conforms to such rules of appearance, dress and behaviour as shall be issued by the School from time to time.
c) These undertakings apply equally to pupils over the age of 18.
a) During a pupil's time in the School, the School Medical Officer shall have unlimited right to give the pupil's parents or guardian, the Headmaster or other senior members of the teaching staff such information as he thinks necessary in the pupil's or the School's interests.
b) If a pupil requires special medical attention while at school, every effort will be made to obtain the prior consent of the parents or guardian. However, should this be impossible, the School will act "in loco parentis" should consent be required for urgent treatment (including anaesthetic or operation) recommended by a doctor.
5. DATA PROTECTION
a) Parents/guardians accept a place at the school for their son or daughter in the knowledge that data about pupils and their parents/guardians will be collected periodically and stored and processed to allow for the efficient operation of the School. Some pupil data is passed to outside agencies for educational purposes and to the Old Midwhitgiftian Association. A full list of the recipients of pupil data, the nature of the data transferred and the intended use of the data, is available for consultation on the school website and at reception.
b) Parents/guardians accepting a place at the School consent to the School’s use of their child’s photograph, and other information
relating to their achievements, for promotional purposes. Such information may be published in school literature, on the school website or through other media.