Join us …for a little bit or a lot. We have a range of possibilities now available to Home Educators, offering specific learning and social opportunities in our small, friendly school.

Pupils can join us on a part-time basis for 2 days a week. See below for the fee structure.

As well as offering specialist subject teaching we can also provide a gentle introduction to a more traditional school setting – which can be beneficial for those children looking to enter mainstream education at senior school level.

We now have many families who are using the opportunity to access a wider variety of activities than they themselves can offer or who recognise that the social interaction afforded by time in school can be a positive experience for their child.

With our ethos of inclusive learning at Dame Catherine’s home-schooled children and their families are very much part of our vibrant community with our full-time children looking forward to learning alongside additional friends. We provide an overview of our curriculum to all families and discuss how we can best incorporate what they need for their children.

For more information about our curriculum click here.

Download our policy for home-educated children here.

Please contact us to discuss your child’s requirements so that we can develop a tailored proposal to meet their needs.

Jane Dawn ( office manager) : 01332 862792

Lorna Harvey (headteacher) : 01332 862792

Your commitment and our application process.

To secure your place on any of the sessions you will need to commit to a whole term.  Payment for each group of sessions needs to be made in advance of the start date, and no refunds or transfers are possible due to non-attendance through illness or other eventualities. We ask for an initial 10 week block in advance of starting. When families have joined on on a long-term basis, fees can be paid monthly, half-termly or termly.

The cost of each day’s session is £50. This includes 2 x 3 hour teaching sessions and the lunchtime session. Children bring a packed lunch or some choose to have a hot meal on the days when these are served at school.

Should your child have special educational needs and we feel he / she requires additional support, we will discuss with you the cost of a more personal programme of support.

If you are interested in applying for your child to be a home-schooled member of our school, attending for 2 days each week, then please  contact us to arrange a visit. We suggest booking a ‘one off’ trial day ahead of applying for a place by completing our application form.

School application form for home-educated children 

If you have any questions or wish to arrange a taster session please do not hesitate to contact us, or phone 01332 862792.