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Post by Volupturaptor » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:04 am

Our deadline for the paperwork was May 11th, has anyone who had the same date been notified of their contributions for next year yet?
I'm getting desperate to know what ours will be!

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Re: Contributions

Post by Fairy » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:10 am

Yes, we got ours last week.

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Re: Contributions

Post by ailurophile » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:57 am

Ours came last week too. Yet another substantial increase in contribution, with no information as to how this has been calculated. :(

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Re: Contributions

Post by Volupturaptor » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:23 pm

Maybe tomorrow then...

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Re: Contributions

Post by J.R. » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:49 am

I feel a touch of deja-vu coming on !
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Post by Fjgrogan » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:24 pm

I thought you would say that!!
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Re: Contributions

Post by Volupturaptor » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:52 pm

I'm sorry, I'm sure someone probably asks the same question every year, but it is helpful for me to know.
Still nothing today...

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Post by pinkhebe » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:21 pm

I phoned on Friday, as I had one of those 2am worries that our form hadn't arrived and we'd have to pay the ful 27k! Our bursery notification arrived on Saturday :D .

Not a huge increase if you take into account the fact that fees have increased by 2K

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Post by Volupturaptor » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:33 am

I emailed, this is the response I got.

"I will advise you of your next year's bursary award as soon as I am able, I have to re-assess the whole school so it does take a while!"

I feel like I shouldn't have asked! :oops:

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Post by J.R. » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:57 am

Why am I NOT surprised ????
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Re: Contributions

Post by ailurophile » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:12 am

Pinkhebe wrote:
Not a huge increase if you take into account the fact that fees have increased by 2K
True, there's been a whopping 8% rise in the full fees this year. This probably reflects in part the fact that the cost of essentials like food, fuel and utilities has also been rising steeply. The problem is that we've all got to budget for these costs, and for most familes the one thing that hasn't been going up is household income - in fact for many public sector employees a combination of pay freezes and pension contribution increases means that disposable income has actually been reduced. In these circumstances even a modest increase in CH contributions is going to be a problem!

I seem to remember the HM reassuring current parents that our contributions would continue to be linked to assessed income rather than calculated as a fixed percentage of the full fees as set out in the new bursaries policy.

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Post by pinkhebe » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:37 pm

Volupturaptor wrote:I emailed, this is the response I got.

"I will advise you of your next year's bursary award as soon as I am able, I have to re-assess the whole school so it does take a while!"

I feel like I shouldn't have asked! :oops:

I got the same response when I phoned! The thing is, last year my notification did get lost, as did a number of other parents, if I remember rightly

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Re: Contributions

Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:27 am

Question for John H.

Hi John. I'm intrigued to know if there has been any discussion on this matter within the conclave of CHOBA at all ?

I will go on to say that I have received a long PM on the subject from a worried parent of a present pupil.
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Re: Contributions

Post by Atticus » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:26 pm

Well, we have just had a 11% increase. That on a smaller income than last year. I honestly have no idea why the increase should be that large!

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Re: Contributions

Post by ailurophile » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:33 pm

JR wrote
I'm intrigued to know if there has been any discussion on this matter within the conclave of CHOBA at all ?
Which matter, JR? The worry of rising fees, or the problem of poor communication?

And I'd be interested to know; what exactly is the role of CHOBA, how are its members chosen, and do they have any influence over such issues?

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