September 2022- August 2023 Fees Holme Court School (per Term)

KS2 – Year 8 £5512 per term
Year 9 –Year 11 £6136 per term (exams included)

September 2023 – August 2024 Fees Holme Court School (per term)

KS2 – Year 8: £5678 per term
Year 9 to Year 11: £6320 per term ( exams included)

Parents are asked to pay fees promptly at the start of each term. You are welcome to pay monthly and the school will provide bank details on request.
Financial Information

  • An EHCP is not required in order to secure a place at Holme Court School
  • Pupils without an EHCP will need to be privately funded
  • Pupils with an EHCP are funded by their local authority only if the LA agrees to the placement and has named Holme Court School
  • Prospective parents of a child with an EHCP will need to discuss the process of achieving this as part of the admissions process

What is an EHCP? This to go under the Special Education Tab

Whilst currently the majority of pupils attending Holme Court School have and EHCP it is not a requirement. All pupils however, must have severe and recognised difficulties in literacy and be working significantly below national expectations for their age in this area.
Many but not all pupils have additional difficulties in mathematics. Pupils with additional comorbid SpLDs will also be considered.

What is an Educational Health Care Plan?

An Education, Health and Care Plan (EHPC) is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support in their current setting. EHCPs identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.
An EHCP enables a child to:

  • take priority for admission to a mainstream school over other applicants
  • be considered for schools out of the catchment area or even out of county

It ensures your child has:

  • additional funding from the local authority to support their needs

How to get an EHCP?

Your child’s current setting can start the process for you, but you can request one yourself, simply by contacting your local authority’s special educational needs department and requesting an assessment for an EHCP. Some local authorities have the relevant forms on their websites

What to expect when getting an EHCP?

Once the application form for an assessment has been sent to the Local Authority they have to reply within six weeks with a decision. It is not uncommon for families to be unsuccessful at this point, but you can appeal and a large percentage of those families that do win their case and their child is assessed. Once an assessment is agreed the Local Authority information from the child as well as parents, education professionals, therapists and doctors is they are involved with caring for the child. A draft EHCP is produced and parents are able to make comments and suggest amendments to the draft.

Naming a school in an EHCP

Parents are able to state their preferred setting for their child. The Local Authority will comply with the request unless the option is considered ‘unsuitable for the age, ability, or aptitude of the child’, or ‘the child’s attendance there would be incompatible with the efficient education of others, or the efficient use of resources’.

Local Authorities are looking to fund the cheapest option available to support a child, so when they name a specialist school like Holme Court they do face additional challenges and parents may find this stage an additional challenge.

Getting help with an EHCP

The charity IPSEA www.ipsea.org.uk has training days for parents and a legal advice helpline.