Fee payments

Fees for a full session are payable by direct debit in ten monthly instalments from September to June inclusive. We also accept annual payment or termly advance payment via online transfer or cheque. 

Siblings fee reduction

  • Second child pays 87% of full fee 
  • Third child pays 81% of full fee 
  • Other children pay 75% of full fee

Additional Charges and Outlays

The costs of some school trips are covered by the tuition fees. Other trips and outings are normally charged separately at cost. Exam fees are included in the tuition charge. Retakes are charged for at cost. Music Lessons are charged at cost. Instrument Hire is £25 per term for violin, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, French horn & trumpet. Sports and other after school clubs are normally included in the tuition fee.

Fees for 2021 – 2022

ClassAutumn termSpring TermSummer TermTotal Annual charge
Parent and Child (per morning)£143£143£143£429
Kindergarten (3 mornings / week)£1,708£1,708£1,708£5,124
Kindergarten (4 mornings / week)£1,922£1,922£1,922£5,766
Kindergarten (5 mornings / week)£2,065£2,065£2,065£6,195
Class 1£3,600£3,0453,045£9,690
Class 2£3,790£3,205£3,205£10,200
Class 3 – 5£4,170£3,525£3,525£11,220
Class 6 – 8£4,614£3,903£3,903£12,420
Classes 9 – 12£4,437£4,437£4,437£13,311
LS Afternoon Club (per afternoon)£17.50 per session
KG Afternoon Club (per afternoon)£19.95 per session

Please see our Tuition Charges & Financial Information Booklet 21-22 full information.

Optional Extras

Lunch: Due to Covid-19, we are currently not offering meals from the School Canteen, and ask pupils from Classes 1 to 12 to bring their own packed lunch with them to school.  We will review the situation in future. 

School buses: School buses run from Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead and Brighton, information can be found on the School Bus page.

Late payments and Notice period

Notice Period

Notice dates are as follows: The notice period to leave the school is one term and must be received in writing by the final day of the previous term.

  • To leave at the end of autumn term 2021, the notice date is 21st October 2021.  
  • To leave at Spring half term 2022, the last notice date is 17th December 2021.  
  • To leave at Easter 2022, the last notice date is 11th February 2022.  
  • To leave at Summer half term 2022, the last notice date is 1st April 2022.  
  • To leave at the end of the school year, the last notice date is 29th April 2022.  
  • For Parent and Child Group, the notice period is four (term time) weeks.  
  • The notice period for funded children in Kindergarten is 6 weeks. 

Late payments

Late payment (regardless of method of payment) attracts the following penalties: 

2 weeks overdue£100
4 weeks overdue5% surcharge of outstanding balance
> 6 weeks overdue5% surcharge of outstanding balance and 3rd party debt collection fees

Persistent Late Payers 

The School withholds the right to exclude students who fees are consistently paid late. More than two separate instances of late payment per term would be considered a persistent issue. Persistent late payers will be asked to pay termly fees in advance.

Overdue Debt Collection Process

Payment failed1st chase email < 1 weekMH Finance  
2 weeks overdue2nd chase e-mail & letter (£100 penalty)  MH Finance  
4 weeks overdue3rd chase e-mail & letter (5% surcharge*) MH Finance  
> 6 weeks overdue3rd party credit management  3rd party agency, Business Manager  and Finance Committee  
*5% surcharge on the whole balance of the the account

Funding and Fee assistance

Government Early Years Funding

We operate the government’s Early Years (EYEE) Funding for three and four year olds which is available to every family and will be offset against the fees. For funded children the standard hourly rate above is completely free for 3 hours a morning. (NB: the care package rate is still payable). 

We will not be offering the extended 30 hours funding from September 2021. 

Fee Assistance

At Michael Hall School we have a Fee Assistance programme designed to help families access our wonderful education despite potential financial strains.  For complete information about the scheme available for all current parents and how to apply, please see the attached guide.

For any queries in the meantime please contact [email protected]