Membership FAQs

Annual membership of HEP costs £19 per pupil (based on your FTE October census figure) for nursery, special and primary schools, with a cap of £12,500 for larger schools or £13,000 for secondaries with a sixth form. The fixed price for an FE provider is £7,500.
The annual per pupil cost works out approximately as follows:
● Full 2 FE primary – £7,980
● Full 3 FE primary – £11,970
For smaller new schools joining HEP, there is a minimum membership cost of £6,000 to reflect the cost of delivering the core offer.
We absolutely recognise the pressure on school budgets and ensure we deliver the best possible value for money through the quality of our offer. We also put money back in our member schools’ pockets by negotiating significant group discounts.
Your school will receive an invoice for membership of HEP. Depending on the financial year for your school, it is possible to pay at the beginning of the new financial year whether that is April or September.
No. Consideration has been given to different levels of buy-in (e.g. silver, gold, platinum). However, buying into HEP is not a purely transactional offer and we want to work closely in partnership with member schools. Membership also means signing up to the principles of collaboration and openness which underpin a whole system improvement so all HEP schools continue together towards excellence.
Yes. We want to work with schools who could benefit from HEP membership and believe in our vision and values. We work with a large and growing group of schools in Enfield. We aim to grow geographically as we are serving connected communities and value the place-based approach to how we work.
Yes. We aim to work with schools primarily through membership. However, our traded services (including school improvement, CPD, governor training and clerking) are available to non-member schools. The cost of these services is reduced for member schools.

Memberships renew on an annual basis. We want you to want to work with us, so there are no tie-ins.

The HEP Board of Directors comprises the Independent Chair, the Chief Executive, the Director for Children’s Service in Haringey Council and 8 elected posts across HEP member schools. Elections for 4 of the 8 posts take place annually through a vote of Heads and Chairs of Governors in HEP member schools. Once elected, a Director is expected to serve a two-year term on the Board.