Financial assistance

We are aware that the cost of keeping a child in school is considerable but we want all students to be able to take part in the full range of opportunities the school can offer. Financial assistance may be available for school meals, uniform, music fees and school trips and visits.

Free School Meals

There is an automated renewals process for those already receiving free school meals and there is therefore no need to inform Hertfordshire County Council that your child is moving to a new school. New applicants can apply online or by phoning the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4048 (8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm Saturday).

Uniform - we are very fortunate in Hitchin to have the support of the Hitchin Educational Foundation. The Rand's Foundation also helps pupils, particularly those residing in Holwell, Pirton, Ickleford and Lower Stondon. Parents who wish to apply for help to purchase the uniform should complete and return this form to the address shown on the form.

Remission of music fees - Students qualifying for Free School Meals and/or certain other benefits may be able to receive financial support for music tuition. Details can be found on the Hertfordshire Music Service site

Applications should be made as soon as possible by applying online or by calling the HCC Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4048 and asking for help with music fees.

Please notify Mrs White in the Music Department if you have applied for a remission of fees.

School trips and visits - charges may be remitted in the case of students whose parents are in receipt of certain family benefits when the activity is within school hours and/or is a requirement of a syllabus covered by the national curriculum. Further details can be found on this website under Information & Policies –> School Policies -> Charging Policy. The Charging Policy is updated each year and is subject to change.