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Elmhurst Fees Question

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Can anyone tell me what the fees, excluding boarding and before all the extras such as exam fees, are for Elmhurst 6th form please?

 

Can't seem to find the information on the website. I'm assuming its not just as straightforward as deducting a day place from a boarding place? Although the figures I have for that are from last year.

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Hi Loulabelle, I asked this question at the prelims and was told by a financial lady that non boarding was not an option. I was thinking in the context of a host family; not sure what their thoughts are if you live locally. The fees are pretty scary and I was trying to think of possible alternatives to reduce the cost.

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Hi Karen

 

Thanks for your reply. I wasn't really think of it in terms of not boarding (if DD was lucky enough to get a place! Haha) I just wanted to find out how much the boarding element of the fees is?

 

I know that Dada is only towards the tuition fees so wanted to know how much we would have to pay for her to board as I can work out rough Dada calculation.

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If you get a Dada for fees there is a maintenance grant too. It is decided from your joint income. It's got a sliding scale. If outside London and under 21 thousand it's worth £5,500, 21 to 23 it's worth £3,700 etc.x

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If you get a Dada for fees there is a maintenance grant too. It is decided from your joint income. It's got a sliding scale. If outside London and under 21 thousand it's worth £5,500, 21 to 23 it's worth £3,700 etc.x

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Thank you both. We don't qualify for the maintenance grant.

 

I didn't realise that Elmhurst contribute towards the accommodation too. I guess no one knows the full accommodation cost then?

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I have a Dd in the lower school on an MDS and a Ds in 6th form on a DaDa. I would be happy to answer any questions. We too were worried about the accommodation costs but they bring it all together, as with the MDS, into one payment. In fact, on the same income for last year, we contributed more towards the MDS than the DaDa. It's still expensive but they do also offer extra financial support.

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Does anyone know how much Elmhurst  fees are for Upper School if a DADA is awarded please? I have been on the Dada website but cannot understand what we would need to pay  for living costs. I am totally confused and need to make a quick decision. 

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Most of  those awarded a DADA

are also given bursaries towards the boarding element which are means tested.

The assurance was that we would not end up paying more by way of parental contributions than we did during Lower school.

This has indeed turned out to be the case .

It is worth contacting the finance department for a discussion I believe the ladies name is Rachel Titley 

Edited by Billyelliott
Typos !

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I second @Billyelliot about contacting the school, offices are manned during school holidays. Do remember that in 6.3 the students live in private rentals so you have the rent plus bills. 

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4 hours ago, Jane said:

I second @Billyelliot about contacting the school, offices are manned during school holidays. Do remember that in 6.3 the students live in private rentals so you have the rent plus bills. 

Thank you, I will.  I am finding the whole process so confusing, wanting to do the right thing for my ds and wondering if we can afford his dream in reality.

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On 17/01/2017 at 16:25, cotes du rhone ! said:

I have a Dd in the lower school on an MDS and a Ds in 6th form on a DaDa. I would be happy to answer any questions. We too were worried about the accommodation costs but they bring it all together, as with the MDS, into one payment. In fact, on the same income for last year, we contributed more towards the MDS than the DaDa. It's still expensive but they do also offer extra financial support.

Hi could I please ask how many girls and boys there are likely to be in the first year of sixth form and how does pdd work? Many thanks 

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1 hour ago, Jen51 said:

Hi could I please ask how many girls and boys there are likely to be in the first year of sixth form and how does pdd work? Many thanks 

 

Hi, the numbers vary. In Dds year there are 13 in total, that’s boys and girls.  Dss year has ? 16 girls and 6 boys. The lower year has far more of both. In Pdd the boys are paired with height appropriate girls, 2 or 3 each. Xx

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Many thanks for your reply, so pdd is always within same year even if much fewer boys? 

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4 minutes ago, Jen51 said:

Many thanks for your reply, so pdd is always within same year even if much fewer boys? 

 

Yes, on the rare occasion they do mix it’s mainly because of height. My 6:3 Ds has only done Pdd once with the 6:2 girls. I must admit though that they don’t do much Pdd in 6:1 and 6:2. But make up for it in 6:3 with the EBC performances and outreach etc. 

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That’s a real shame, perhaps because of lack of boys? Thanks cotes and thanks for the welcome Jan!

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