Dear Parents / Guardians
I am writing on behalf of the governing body to inform you of the 6% increase in school fees for 2019/20, which will take effect from September 2019.
As we are always very conscious 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 6% for the next academic year has been influenced by several external factors including the government’s significant increase to the Teacher Pension contributions.
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 re-invested 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 2019/20 are detailed in the table below which also includes our new payment option. We hope that the facility to pay fees in monthly instalments will go some way to mitigating the increase.
As set out 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 Ms McNamara 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 Ms McNamara by 31st July 2019.
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 Andrea Bingley