Terms and conditions (updated December 2022)

If you are happy to proceed after an initial lesson, pupils must commit to their time slot for that half term period during school term time. 


For lessons during school term time – on week days after school – I ask that payment be please made for each half term period in advance. This will ensure continuity and will reserve that time slot for that period.

I will invoice for this at the start of each half term.

There will two options on the invoice:

  1. includes a lesson during half term or
  2. a retainer fee of 50% of the half term lesson for those wishing to take a break. This will also reserve your lesson day and time for the next half term period.

I do not ask for a retainer during the summer holiday. Lessons in this period can be arranged with more flexible times by mutual agreement.

I teach all year round, with 2 weeks break at Christmas, Easter and at some point during the summer school holiday.

A bank transfer is preferred, but I am also happy to accept cash and cheques.


Lessons cancelled, forgotten or missed due to illness unfortunately cannot be refunded.

If I need to cancel a lesson, it will be rescheduled at a time to suit the pupil. If that is not possible it will be refunded.

If pupils having face to face lessons have any symptoms of a cold – coughing, sneezing, nose blowing or sore throat –  please reschedule the lesson with me.

If a pupil shows symptoms of having a cold during a face to face lesson, I may choose to end that lesson.

I will not give a lesson if I have cold symptoms and will always test for COVID.

Communications within working hours

I can only respond to communications within working hours – 10am to 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 10am to 6pm Saturdays.

Thank you.

2023 terms dates:

Spring 1

Wednesday 4th January – Friday 10th February (5 weeks) 

Half Term (13th -17th February)

Spring 2

Monday 20th February – Friday 31st March (5 weeks)

Easter Break  

Summer 1

Monday 17th April – Friday 26th May (5 weeks)

Half Term (29th May – 2nd June)

Summer 2

Monday 5th June – Thursday 20th July (6 weeks)