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What is the Hardship Rate Relief?

The Hardship rate relief is a discretionary source of financial help available to all parents seeking to register their child for full time

The aim of the relief rate is to help improve access to Montessori education. It is a discounted rate payable for a specific period. It’s a discretionary relief, which means it’s not guaranteed to be offered.

Once offered it will remain applicable for the duration of your child’s time in the school, provided your circumstances remain the same. In some cases the relief rate may be offered for a fixed period. When applicable, this would be made clear at the time of the offer.

Application Process:

Parents wishing to apply must complete the form below. Applications are then reviewed by the school director and accounts manager. Factors taken into account include: parental income, commitment to the Montessori method, the number of students in receipt of the rate relief and financial funds available from the school.

If your application is approved we will write to you outlining the relief rate available and the terms and conditions applicable. You will be required to submit proof of eligibility such as bank statements for 3 months and 3 months of payslips.

Student details

Please enter the details of the child you are applying for hardship rate relief for

☐ M
☐ F
☐ 2022-2023
☐ 2023-2024
☐ 3-6 (Age 3, reception, year 1)
☐ 6-9 (Year 2, 3 and 4)
☐ 9-12 (Year 5, 6 and 7)
☐ 12-14 (Year 8 and 9)- Opens September 2023
☐ 14-16 (Year 10 and 11)- Opens September 2025

Relief Rate Request

Fees at CMS are currently £7,800 per annum in the primary. This equates to £650 pcm.

A material charge of £40 applies per term (three times a year).

Parent / Guardian 1

Please indicate an estimate of your monthly outgoing from this income (ie mortgage / rent / utilities / expenses)

Parent / Guardian 2

Only fill in this part if there is a second legal guardian with parental responsibility

e.g. single parent
Please indicate an estimate of your monthly outgoing from this income (ie mortgage / rent / utilities / expenses)

Background information

Please list every school / Childcare setting that your child has attended
What are your educational goals for your child? How do you see us facilitating these goals?
Please tell us what knowledge you have of Montessori education and why you want this approach for your child
Does your child have any additional needs (educational, medical, or psychological)? Has your child received any testing or evaluations that would relate to their academic or social performance?

Thank you for your application. A member of our team will be in touch.