Fees

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 (5% surcharge) 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 2020 – 2021

ClassAnnual Charge
Parent and Child (per morning)£428.75
Kindergarten (3 mornings / week)£5,125
Kindergarten (4 mornings / week)£5,765
Kindergarten (5 mornings / week)£6,196
Class 1£9,690
Class 2£10,200
Class 3£11,220
Class 4£11,220
Class 5£11,220
Class 6£12,420
Class 7£12,420
Class 8£12,420
Class 9 – 12£13,310
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 20-21 for full information.

Optional Extras

Lunch: We provide an optional organic, two-course hot School Lunch with a seven-day menu cycle that changes each half term, at the following costs for each day of the week that lunch is taken:

  • £3.80 for children in Classes 1 to 5
  • £4.50 from Classes 6 upwards
  • £4.75 for ad-hoc lunches booked through Reception

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

Late payments

Late payment (regardless of method of payment) attracts a 5% surcharge on the whole balance of the account. If your direct debit fails on more than one occasion during the course of a school year, an automatic £20 administration charge will be added to your account. From October 2020 we are introducing a new late payment scheme. We withhold the right to add a 5% surcharge for persistent late payers, but for standard late fees the following will apply: 

After 2 weeks a late fee of £50 will be charged. After a further 7 working days the charge will double to £100. If fees remain outstanding after 5 weeks your child will not be able to attend until payment has been made (or by specific agreement with the Finance Manager). 

Please note that we understand there can be unexpected financial problems for any family. We will only charge the late fee if the school has not been contacted, in advance, to explain that the fee payment will be delayed, to allow us to work with you to find a way forward.

Notice Period

Notice dates are as follows: 

  • To leave at the end of autumn term 2020, the notice date is 21st October 2020. 
  • To leave at Spring half term 2021, the last notice date is 16th December 2020. 
  • To leave at Easter 2021, the last notice date is 12th February 2021. 
  • To leave at Summer half term 2021, the last notice date is 26th March 2020. 
  • To leave at the end of the school year, the last notice date is 23rd April 2020. 
  • For Parent and Child Group, the notice period is four (term time) weeks. 
  • The notice period for funded children in Kindergarten is 6 weeks.

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 do not offer the extended 30 hours funding.

Fee Assistance

Fee Assistance Application Form 2020-2021.

The Fee Assistance process is under review and the Application Forms for the academic year 2021-22 will be on our website by Spring 2021.

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