Fees for each child are payable in advance, termly, monthly or weekly. In the event that you have any difficulty in meeting this requirement please let the Manager know. Any problem, financial or otherwise, will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
Each child’s fees at The Ark are subsidised by fund-raising. Bills such as rent (for the Burley Road, Southfields and Rutland College premises and land at Princess Avenue) and maintenance for both sites, as well as the purchase of books, toys, games and equipment have to be met. As you will appreciate, fund-raising is of the utmost importance. Expenses continue throughout the year and, for this reason, it is rarely possible to refund fees in cases of illness or in the unlikely event that the Ark is closed for a session, for example, in heavy snow fall or power cuts.
When fees have to be increased we will let you know of the increase as soon as possible and will obviously try to keep it to a minimum. Supporting your fund-raising committee will help.
You must give two weeks notice in writing if you wish to withdraw your child from the Ark.
Current fees are available on request.
If you would like to know more about the Ark Association or are interested in joining the committee, please talk to a committee member: you will find a list on
the notice board, or contact the Manager. Your suggestions and comments are important for the future well-being of the Ark.