The King’s School is a private school, which means we are entirely dependent on parents and others for our income. School fees are reviewed annually to reflect the real cost of educating each child, based upon the budget for the coming year. To help parents who have more than one child at the school, we operate a sliding scale.
Fees must be paid by twelve monthly direct debit payments (or may be paid annually or termly in advance by agreement with the Bursar). Our fees policy is available on our policies page.
Fees for 2023-2024
These are the fees applicable from Year 1 through to Year 11 inclusive. Please note year 1 and 2 are not in on Wednesday afternoons.
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Nursery and Reception
Nursery is closed on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon, and Reception are not in all day on Wednesdays. Changes to sessions attended need to be agreed with the Head of Early Years and Registrar at least two weeks before the end of the preceding term.
Lunch club (bring packed lunch) 11:50-12:50
15/30 hours funding (3-5 year olds)
If you are eligible for the 30 hours of funding, you will need to apply for a code on the government website and pass this to the Bursar, along with both parent's national insurance numbers. Find out more about eligibility on the government childcare webpages.
A full week in our Nursery 1 totals 23.5 hours, Nursery 2 totals 26.5 and Reception totals 26 hours. Reception are all offered the full week and then we prioritise sessions to older nursery children where we have more requests than places.
School trip costs
Where possible, we like to offer our students a wide variety of extra-curricular trips to complement their classroom learning. The price of trips varies each year but to help parents budget for these, we’ve given a very rough annual estimate below. Parents are expected to cover the cost of the trips, however, please contact our Bursar if the cost is an issue, as we may be able to access some support. In some cases the students fund raise to cover their own costs.
Reception and nursery - £25
Year 1 and 2 - £40
Year 3 and 4 - £45
Year 5 and 6 - £200 (including a residential trip in either year 5 or year 6)
Year 7 - £50
Y8 - £150
Y9 - £560 (including a residential trip)
Y10 - £50-£120 (depending on GCSE choices)
Y11 - £300+ (depending on GCSE choices and end of year 11 trip destination)