The King's School

  1. Admissions
  2. Fees


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 2024-2025

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.

Number of children Monthly total Annual total
£616 £7,392
£1,158 £13,896
£1,626 £19,512
£2,020 £24,240

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.


Morning 8:50-11:50


Lunch club (bring packed lunch) 11:50-12:50


Afternoon 12:50-3:20


Early Years 15/30 hours funding

You may be eligible for 15-30 hours of free childcare if your child is aged between 3-5 years old. You can use these hours to cover your childcare here or split them with another childcare provider.

Our Early Years Fees Policy contains information on what sessions are available as children move through our Nursery and into Reception. Our Registrar would be happy to help explain the availability if you call the school or email

All 3-5 year old children, from the term after their 3rd birthday, are eligible to claim a core entitlement of up to 15 funded hours.  Working parents may be entitled to additional free hours upon joining our Nursery. You can check if you are eligible on the government website.

The government funding currently finishes the term after your child turns five.  At this point parents start paying school fees (see above).

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)