INFORMATION

Policies

Lumiar Stowford is committed to Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment practices in line with recommendations outlined in “Keeping Children Safe in Education”. All staff are required to have DBS checks before commencing in post. A selection of our safeguarding and other policies can be easily viewed by clicking the links below. Hard copies of policies may be obtained by contacting stowford@lumiar.co.uk

To find out more about Safeguarding at Lumiar Stowford please visit our Safeguarding and Child Protection page

Please ask if you need any help finding what you want. Copies of our key policies can be found by clicking on this link - Policies

To view our Ofsted report please click here - Ofsted report

Term Dates

Our term dates can be found here - https://www.lumiar.co.uk/term-dates

Fees

From September we will be open five days a week as an independent school. The fees will be £7000 per year, (£2,333 per term), paid termly in advance. There is a £250 refundable deposit (as per our terms of contract). If you are interested in joining us before September, please contact us for more information on Enrolment.

Bursary Funding

We have a limited number of Bursary funded spaces each year. At the moment we are fully subscribed for Bursary funded spaces. However as more full-fee paying students join, there may be more bursary funded places opening up. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about Bursaries.

FAQs

What age children can join the school? 

At the moment we are welcoming children aged 5 - 11 years (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). During the next year (2019-2020) we intend to grow the school and extend the age range to children aged 4-14 years of age.

Are you an independent school?

We are registered and approved to open as an independent school, having completed an Ofsted inspection. We will be opening as a 5 day a week independent school from September 2019, until then we will continue to operate as a 3 day a week Education Project.

How can I find out more?

Come and visit us on a Parent Tour or Open Morning by contacting us using the enquiry form. Take a look at our facebook page; www.facebook.com/lumiarstowford

We are interested in showing our child the setting, how can we do this? 

After you have completed the enquiry form and attended a Parent Tour, you can book your child onto a 'Try Out' session via the website. This is a three day trial at a cost of £117. If for any reason we are unable to offer your child a place at Lumiar Stowford after the try out, we will fully refund your payment as per our enrolment policy. If you choose not to proceed then this is a non-refundable fee.

Do you accept children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs? 

As an education project, we are legally prohibited to take children that have a Statement of Special Educational Needs. When we open as an Independent School we can then support a number of children who have SEN. If you would like to discuss this further, please use the enquiry form.

Are all places full time? Would you accept children on a flexible basis? 

We require students to make a full time commitment and do not offer flexi-schooling options at present.

Can I reserve a place for September 2019? 

Yes! We are currently enrolling new children to join us now or in September. You will be required to complete the enquiry form, attend a parent tour and your child will need to complete a Try Out session. If after discussion with the Head of Education team, your child is offered a place which is accepted, the deposit is payable. If your circumstances change and you decide to not take the place after the deposit has been paid, this is non-refundable. Once your child starts with Lumiar Stowford, our standard terms of contract apply and the deposit is refundable if you give one terms notice.

We will enrol children on a first come first served basis, with siblings of existing pupils being given priority. We have less than 10 places to fill now so please do get in touch soon if you think you might be interested.