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School Fees - Large Families

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P0M1 Sat 25-Oct-08 13:27:59

I currently have 4 kids at an independent prep school and with the recession kicking trying to debate what we do next. The eldest is in Year 7, Year 5, and two further down. I currently get 20% off the youngest with nursery vouchers so he pretty much costs nothing but it's what to do next as my partner's in the financial sector. We've ploughed so much money into it but they put the fees up in September by over 6% and a couple of people at school have already put their houses on the market. I have heard that there are lots of people on provisional notice so if they need to pull the kids they don't have to pay a terms fees and would imagine that a lot of people will be pulling, in 1987 11,500 kids were pulled from the private sector. The headmaster did suggest moving to the North of England! Has anyone heard of schools giving bigger reductions for large families? I did speak to one person who lives in Yorkshire and she was offered the fourth free!

scaevola Sat 09-Feb-13 15:05:35

As it is 5 years since OP I think the DCs education will have been pretty much sorted by now.

Biscuitsneeded Sat 09-Feb-13 15:08:24

Whoops, didn't notice this was old!

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