I am writing on behalf of the governing body to inform you of the 7% increase in school fees for 2022/23, which will be payable from Tuesday 26th April 2022.
You may remember that in March 2020 when the government announced the closure of all schools, we reduced the fees for the summer term by 20% to compensate parents for the educational provision being wholly online, apart from the children of keyworkers. We also promised that fees would not be raised for two years, and we kept our promise!
As we are always very aware of the sacrifices many of our families make to send their children to Tower College, we do all we can to keep fee increases to a minimum. The governing body’s decision to raise the fees by 7% for the next academic year has been influenced by several external factors including the increase in the National Minimum Wage, the recent hike in the cost of utilities and the significant increase in the cost of building materials necessary to maintain school premises.
The governing body continues to look at every area of expenditure in the school to make reductions where possible and ensure that our administrative and overhead costs are kept as low as possible so that our investment in resources to benefit all our pupils can be maintained.
Tower College is a registered charity and does not make a profit for owners or shareholders; any surplus is required by law to be reinvested in the facilities and activities of the school. We ensure that the fees you pay are invested in your child’s education and in improving our facilities in order to offer the best experience for your children.
The fees for the academic year 2022/23 are detailed in the table below (page 2).
As detailed in the School’s Terms and Conditions, school fees must be paid on or before the first day of each term. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the payment of school fees or would like to take the opportunity to make your payments on a monthly basis, please contact Mrs Potter by telephone on 0151 426 4333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that parents wishing to pay their fees in monthly instalments must inform Mrs Potter by Tuesday 1st March 2022.
I hope this letter provides you with all the information you need, and on behalf of the governing body and all the staff, please may I thank you for choosing Tower College for your children.
Ms A C Bingley (Principal)