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
We offer a discount on the fees of a second child and any subsequent children simultaneously attending Michael Hall:

  • 13% discount on the fees of a second child
  • 19% discount on the fees of a third child &
  • 25% discount on the fees of any subsequent children

Additional Charges and Outlays
Additional charges are kept to a minimum. Extra charges will apply for music lessons and instrument hire and some school trips. Upper School parents will be required to make a contribution towards textbooks and art materials. These will be charged each term in arrears and are payable by cheque.

Fees for 2019 – 2020

Please see our fees booklet for all of the 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 payments will attract a 5% surcharge on the whole balance of the account. If your direct debit fails on more than one occasion during the course of the School year, an automatic £20 administration charge will be added to your account. See our Debtor Policy for more details. Please contact the School Bursar if you have difficulty making payment. Any additional charges will be invoiced will be split over 3 monthly payments.

Notice Period

If you wish to withdraw a child from school you must give written notice to the School Bursar one full term before the last day your child attends school. If a child is withdrawn without appropriate notice the fees for that term are payable.

Funding and Fee assistance

Government Early Years Funding
Currently the government’s early years funding for three and four year olds is suspended within the School, but we are working closely with East Sussex County Council to ensure that this is re-established as soon as possible. The School is honouring up to 15 free hours funding for current children in Kindergarten, for the Spring 2020 term.

Fee Assistance
Michael Hall’s Fee Assistance programme aims to make the school accessible to families on a wide range of incomes and is open to all pupils at Michael Hall who meet our eligibility criteria. Fee Assistance is granted following an evidence-based means test which assesses your income, housing costs and capital assets. Please download our Fee Assistance Calculator to assess your eligibility and to estimate the Fee Assistance you might receive. Please note that as the school has a limited budget for Fee Assistance, we cannot guarantee to award financial assistance to every family, even if they meet our eligibility and financial criteria.

Fee Assistance for Existing Parents
If your child is already at Michael Hall you can apply for Fee Assistance once each year. Fee Assistance Application Forms will be available during February and must be submitted by March. Should you experience a significant change in your family’s financial circumstances at other times of the year, you can apply for Emergency Fee Assistance. Applications for Emergency Fee Assistance must be in writing using our Emergency Fee Assistance Form.