Guide To Fees

  • Educational Tribunal and Appeals
  • Full Cognitive Assessments
  • Educational Assessments 
  • Literacy and Numeracy Assessments
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Post Assessment Advice and Guidance
  • Assessment for Key Stage and GCSE Access Arrangements 

For information about fees for all of the above services please contact 

Heather Forknall direct on info@hcfpsychologicalservices.co.uk. 

Fees are charged at an hourly rate although some services are offered at a fixed fee.  For example, a standard educational or cognitive assessment that includes both core and diagnostic assessment plus assessment of achievement in Maths and Literacy (spelling, word reading accuracy and, where appropriate, reading comprehension and speed of writing) is charged at £550.00.  This includes pre assessment consultation, reading of (some) background reports, assessment by myself as described, a comprehensive report detailing findings and suggestions moving forward, and consultation once the report has been received  to ask any questions or discuss any issues raised.  I can also conduct assessment at the child or young person's school, if this is preferred, providing the school can accommodate such a request.  


Where additional services to the standard assessment are required, such as observations at school and consulting with teaching staff or other professionals, an additional fee is charged at a rate of £95.00 per hour.  Observation in class and meeting with key staff can often be completed within an hour and a half.  More complex requests are negotiated individually with the client depending upon the level of complexity and the amount of work that will be involved.  


Where travel is required to conduct observation or assessment there is a fee for the additional time and costs incurred.  Travel time is charged at a different (reduced) rate.


Please note that standard reports, although comprehensive, are not designed to be used for legal purposes.  Legal work is charged at the Legal Aid Agency rate and negotiated individually with the client or instructing solicitor depending on the demands of the case.


As this company is not VAT registered VAT is not charged on top of my fees.


Please note there will be an increase in the fee charged for standard educational assessments booked to take place after 1st April 2019.  The fee will increase from £550.00 to £595.00.  This is to absorb the increased cost of consumables.  I do not work for agencies. This means you  book with me direct and do not pay agency fees.  I hope you will agree that the fee continues to represent delivery of a high quality service at an affordable rate.