The Winstedt School Application Procedure and Fee Structure:
2017-2018 Academic Year
The Winstedt School helps smart students with school challenges fulfill their learning potential in an environment that is welcoming and inclusive. Our teachers listen and adapt to individual needs, where learning is active and expectations respect every student’s learning profile. The Winstedt School helps unleash a student’s potential, igniting an interest to learn and enjoy school. Students graduate with skills and strategies that are relevant. Parents who enroll their child in The Winstedt School, understand the investment and commitment in helping their child achieve success.
Tuition fees at The Winstedt School are defined by:
• An incredibly low student-teacher ratio of 6:1 with a maximum class size of 15 students and two teachers
• Students in years 3 and up own their daily schedule that allows them to pursue the appropriate amount of preparation for the core subjects and their individual needs. This makes the learning journey targeted to their individual needs and subject relevance
• Small group learning allows room for student interests, creativity and significant improvement - both academically and social-emotional development
• A comprehensive support system that involves speech and language services for effective social skills and communication, occupational therapy for both fine and gross motor skills and executive functioning skills, art and play therapy and counselling
• Specialised faculty with a wealth of experience in helping and supporting diverse learners
• Access to well-researched methodologies and practice
• Engaging project based lessons using STEAM - learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking for all students
• A well-researched arts-based pedagogical approach allows for exposure to a wide variety of the arts including theatre and multi-media
• Wide selection of indoor and outdoor sports activities
• Variety of electives in the arts from studio work, design & technology to performance arts and circus arts
• Cutting edge technology and assistive technology in every classroom relevant to the needs of every student
Academic Year 2017-2018
Academic Year 2017-2018
The following outlines the fees payable for the 2017-2018 academic year. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. All fees are quoted in Singapore dollars and reflect the 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless otherwise stated. GST may be subject to change under the laws of the country.
Application & Tuition Fee for New Students
A one-off, non-refundable $2,500 (excludes GST) application fee applies to new students intending to enroll in the School in either stream. It should accompany each child’s application form. The fee includes a 1 to 3-day trial, in-house assessments and observations, and specialist screenings.
School fees include: the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), Medical Insurance, two ECA’s and short field trips.
An enrolment fee of $1200 (excludes GST) is payable following acceptance of an offered place. This is a one-off fee per successful application and is non-refundable.
Comprehensive Support Services
Comprehensive Support Services focuses on “at-risk” learners and students who are finding the academics challenging. These students typically require intervention that is targeted to their specific needs. Reading and academic challenges result in students being years behind their peers only to experience a sense of failure. The Winstedt School engages a team of professionals which include learning support specialists, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists to work with students intensively using effective and specialised instruction.
Students with language-based challenges have extended Language Arts modules daily, subject to their needs. These include Phonology, Reading for Fluency, Reading for Understanding, Vocabulary, Writing and Revision Skills. Small groups allow for targeted measures and positive outcomes.
Students with visual-spatial difficulties, challenges in sequencing, using concepts, solving routine problems, algorithms and reasoning work with our Math Specialists to build up a strong foundation in conceptual understanding and number sense. Learning is a step away from the traditional text book approach. Adequate time and attention are provided to harness the necessary strengths for the subject.
| Fees for students requiring Comprehensive Support Services |
Reception: $1,200.00 per term (excluding GST)
Years 1 - 5: $1,300.00 per term (excluding GST)
Years 6- 8: $1,500.00 per term (excluding GST)
2017-18 Building Fund
The Winstedt School Building Fund is a one-time charge of $3,600.00 (excludes GST) for all students. This fee is non-refundable as it allows the school to invest in physical infrastructure that falls outside the scope of our annual operating budget. Payment must be made in full.
Technology use is integrated throughout the curriculum and campus with an understanding of student needs and interests at The Winstedt School. It provides a unified platform that allows teachers and students to connect seamlessly. Assistive Technology devices, tools and programs compensate for a student’s skills deficits and areas that are challenging. These include software for reading, writing and spelling which remove language-based impediments to learning. The School works in ways to help increase a child’s self-reliance, thereby decreasing over-dependency on parents, siblings, friends and teachers with help for assignments and homework. All classrooms at The Winstedt School have SMART Boards and teachers are equipped with tablets and Macs, allowing them to walk around and work with individual students while wirelessly displaying materials on the boards.
Technology Facility Fee for all enrolled students: $240 per term (excludes GST)
Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3 Technology Scope
Technology fees include an iPad and software provided by the School. The iPad will then become the property of the student after two years.
Technology in the classroom next to direct instruction enhances learning and helps in retaining content over a period of time. Innovative ways through the use of technology in the classroom help students process information. The Winstedt School is aware that many of its students are talented, creative and hands-on learners especially in the visual-spatial arena. In an innovative "Flipped Classroom," students' introduction to a new topic or concept may take place beyond the classroom walls. This is done through recommended and required readings, instructional videos, individual or collaborative activities, or a combination of these. Classroom time is used for practice, application exercises, discussion-based activities, team-based learning, or other active learning techniques as opposed to teacher-led instruction.
Technology Innovative Fee for Years 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 applicable only in 2018-19:
Technology fees include Macs for students provided by the School. The Mac will then become the property of the student after two years.
Parent League Fund
Parent League Fund
The Winstedt School recognizes the need for communication and collaboration with parents. Parent League run activities establishes a bridge between families and the School, allowing for a valued and meaningful presence in the School community. The Parent League is dedicated and perseveres to serve as a lynchpin between administrators and educators and families, thereby contributing to one of the most invaluable elements in a child’s learning journey away from home. The Parent League organises events from time to time and makes contributions to a number of in-school events ranging from talks by speakers in various fields, newcomer coffee mornings, and special activities for students during festivals. An annual subscription of $88 is required per family.
Given the exceptional nature of The Winstedt School where students learn according to their needs without any compromises, we encourage siblings to enroll in the School and contribute to our vibrant community of learners. For siblings enrolling at The Winstedt School, a 5% tuition fee discount prior to GST will apply for the second and third child enrolled. The sibling discount does not apply to any other fees.
Student PEI Contracts
Student PEI Contracts
The Winstedt School Private Education Institution (“PEI”) Student Contract is an important legal agreement between you and the school. As a registered Committee for Private Education (CPE) school and PEI in Singapore, The Winstedt School is required to provide you with this contract. All of the School’s fee schedules, withdrawal information, and refund policies are reiterated in the PEI Student Contract and must be acknowledged by a student’s parent/guardian. These policies are set out in accordance with the School’s CPE registration (UEN: 200910070W) and are strictly adhered to in accordance with our requirements as a registered school with the CPE. Further information on the Student PEI Contract via the Committee for Private Education can be found here.
The Winstedt School gives priority to applications as follows:
• Siblings of currently enrolled students
• Accepted and waitlisted individuals
Acceptance of Admission
Once you have received an acceptance of admission, you are required to inform the School within 7 days and no later of your intention to accept or reject the placement offer. The Winstedt School is an accredited Private Education Institution (PEI) and students must complete the PEI Student Contract. It is mandatory for all students to have a valid contract before making any payment or attend any classes as per CPE regulation. Payment for the first two term’s school fees, the building fund and technology fees are due within 7 days after the acceptance of the placement offer and, failing to will result in the forfeiture of the student’s placement offer. Subsequent term fees are due according to the fee schedule found in the “Fee Schedule” section of the student’s PEI contract, as with withdrawal dates and refunds.
Re-enrolment Application Process
Your decision to re-enrol your child/children at TWS and your trust in us with their education is of great value. When you complete the re-enrolment process, you protect a space for your child at TWS for the 2017-2018 school year. You also help us to predict how many places we can offer to applicants on our growing waitlist, given our 6:1 student to teacher ratio in every classroom. To complete the re-enrolment process, you must submit the student contract and fees for each returning student by 29 April, 2017. A non-refundable re-enrolment fee of $680 will only apply for re-enrolment made after 29 April 2017. This fee must accompany the re-enrolment form at the time of late submission.
After 29 April, 2017, The Winstedt School will release the class seats of those students who have not re-enrolled to allow room for students who are on the school’s waiting list.
Due Date of Fees
The Winstedt School offers a choice of two payment plans. Parents may choose to pay bi-monthly or twice a year. Bi-monthly fees will incur an additional $700 for administrative charges. The $700 administrative fee is invoiced once only at the initial bi-monthly charge. Should you wish to make bi-monthly payments, please email your request to the School’s Finance Officer firstname.lastname@example.org All fees have stipulated dates that must be adhered to in order to prevent late payment fees and unnecessary penalties.
Late Fees / Outstanding Payments
A 2.5% late fee charge will apply to all fees that are paid after the due date. The 2.5% late fee will be applied to the outstanding fee immediately, without exception. In the event school fees are outstanding after one month from the due date, the School reserves the right to forfeit the child’s placement and exclude the student from attending classes until such time as the fees are paid, or without further notice. Failure to settle outstanding fees will result in the school not releasing the academic and school records of the student.
All fees are assessed in Singapore dollars and all payments must be made in Singapore dollars. We accept cash, cheque, Visa and MasterCard payments, and bank-to-bank or wire transfers. A 3% convenience fee will be charged for all credit card transactions.