Loughborough Schools Foundation require school fees to be paid in full on the first day of term. Our preferred method of payment is by Direct Debit, however, over the last few years we have increased the payment options available to fee payers.
The various payment methods are as follows:
The Direct Debit will be for the full amount of the fee bill, including any extras. A direct debit needs to be in place per pupil, therefore each sibling will need a separate mandate. A direct debit mandate is included in your new starter pack. Failed direct debits will incur a £20 charge which will be added to your fee bill.
We have an association with the market-leading school finance provider School Fee Plan. This is a ten-month interest free instalment plan which covers tuition fees only.
The scheme can be set up online via the School Fee Plan link which can be found on each individual schools’ website in the Fees section under Admissions. The application to pay the fees via SFP must be completed by August 15th for those pupils starting in the Autumn Term to enable the account to be set up before the first instalment due on 1st September. If your child is starting part way through the academic year, please contact Miss Sallyann Harper, our Fees Administrator in the Bursary, on 01509 283708, who will advise on the appropriate completion date.
Please note, a separate direct debit mandate with the school will still need to be set up to arrange payment for all other charges such as lunches, trips etc. This is mandatory if you want to avail yourself of the interest free scheme and payment for all the extras invoiced will be taken in full on the first day of term. Please use the direct debit mandate included in your new starter pack.
Payment by credit card may be arranged by contacting Miss Sallyann Harper, our Fees Administrator in the Bursary, on 01509 283708. Credit/debit card payments must be made prior to the start of term. There is no charge for debit and credit cards.
Payments can also be made by direct transfer to our bank account. The details are LSF Fees Account, Account Number 08164312, Sort Code 60-14-10. Please use the Account reference as shown on your fee bill to enable us to identify the payment and allocate it to your billing account accordingly.
We appreciate the co-operation of the vast majority of parents who pay their fee bills promptly each term. To be fair to these supportive parents, there is a policy in place to manage accounts when fees are not paid on time. A penalty fee of 1.5% per month may be charged, at the discretion of the Governors, on any balance outstanding one month after the payment due date.
Where parents are experiencing genuine financial difficulties, we would urge contact with the Bursary as soon as possible to discuss the situation. This way we can avoid implementing our credit control processes, and be in a position to help you review your options.