Fees and Additional Charges

School fees are payable by the first day of term and are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors.

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Parents of all year groups must pay a refundable deposit of £500. Deposits are payable on acceptance of a place at the School. The deposit, less the balance of the
pupil/students account, will be refunded after the pupil/student leaves. For international boarding students a deposit of up to a maximum of a full term’s fees may be required.

Within Bluebell Nursery we offer 15 hours Early Years funding per week, up to the maximum of 570 hours per year.

Within our Transition and Reception Classes, eligible 3 and 4-year old children parents are charged for morning sessions in each setting (08:30 – 12:30). Afternoon sessions are reserved for the three hour funded places, this allows up to 15 hours per week free childcare entitlement.

There are a number of items that are not included such as academic and music exam fees, school trips, textbooks (at the senior school), school fees refund insurance (SFPS), and personal accident insurance. Some hobbies/activities are also provided at an additional cost.

We offer a number of different discounts on School Fees. These include:

Family discount

  • Second child – 5%
  • Third child – 10%
  • Fourth child – 15%
  • Further children – 20%

Family discounts may be capped, as appropriate, based upon total discounts awarded.

Forces discount (currently serving)

  • 12% off day fees

Full details outlining the School’s relationship with Parents is outlined in our Parent Terms and Conditions. For the avoidance of doubt, all parents must ensure that a full term’s notice is given to the School of your intent to withdraw your child. Where this does not happen parents will be subject to Fees in Lieu of Notice.

Our preferred method of payment is termly direct debit, direct debit mandate is provided below. We also offer School Fee Plan a convenient and manageable way for parents to pay for independent school fees and extras such as music tuition and trips. They split costs into regular monthly direct debits, like any other household bill.

Should you be in a position to pay your Fees in Advance for a period of time, please do speak with the Finance Team who will be able to advise you of arrangements and the benefits associated with this payment method.

Alternatively, you can pay your fees in full on the first day or each term by BACS.

Where an international VISA is required, a separate charge will be applied.