Tuition Fees


KN        MAXIMUM cost of £3,239 per term

KR        £3,239 per term (£2,472.50 with Early Years Funding)

Please note: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) free early education is available from the term starting after the pupil’s third birthday providing they meet our criteria as outlined in Appendix 1.


Key Stage 1: K1 & K2                                     £3,811 per term


Junior School

Key Stage 2: J3, J4, J5 & – Remove           £4,040 per term

Senior School

Key Stage 3 Shell & L4                                  £4,324 per term
Key Stage 4 U4, L5 & U5                              £4,566 per term


Payment of Fees

Fees may be paid in one of the following ways:

  • In full (by cheque, bank transfer, credit or debit card excluding American Express) on or before the first day of each academic term

Credit or debit card payments can be made over the phone to the Bursary or by visiting the school.

Bank Transfers should be paid into the following account;

        HSBC Account Number: 52031434, Sort Code; 40-22-20, Reference; Child’s full Name

  • By twelve monthly instalments by Direct Debit on the 7th of each month, over the period August until November for Autumn Term, December to March for Spring Term and April to July for Summer Term. Further details can be obtained from the Bursary.

Please note that the School does not accept payment of fees in cash.



The agreement for the education of a pupil at the school may only be terminated by giving a FULL TERM’S NOTICE IN WRITING or by the payment of a full term’s fees in lieu.  Notice must be given on or before the first day of the term.  There is no refund for absence, regardless of reason for absence.  Insurance against absence due to illness is strongly recommended through the School Fees Protection Plan.

Half a term’s notice in writing is required if your child wishes to stop having school lunches, music sessions, SEN tuition or any extra-curricular activities involving a cost.


Fee Assistance

The School offers a range of fee assistance to enable as many children as possible to access the education offered at Gad’s Hill School even in situations where otherwise family circumstances or finances may preclude this.  For full details please click here to access the School’s Fee Assistance policy.


KN (nursery) Sessions and Funding

please note these are for 2020/21 – future years may change

Morning session
– excluding lunch 08.30am – 11.30am
– including lunch 08.30am – 12.10noon

Afternoon session
– excluding lunch 12.10noon – 3.10pm
– including lunch 11.30am – 3.10pm


Appendix I – Early Years Funding for 2020/21

If your child is aged between three and four and meets the date of birth criteria set by Kent County Council they will be entitled to up to 15 hours per week (five 3-hour sessions) Free Early Education per year.

For pupils without a sibling connection eligible for Early Years Funding, funded (I.e. free to parents) sessions (up to 15 hours per week) must be taken in the afternoon (12.10pm – 3.10pm). If your child attends more than 5 sessions per week the Early Years Funded free sessions can be taken in the mornings or afternoons.

Additional sessions will be charged at the following rates:

Additional sessions per week and cost per term

1 – £323.90
2 – £647.80
3 – £971.70
4 – £1,295.60
5 – £1,619.50

For example:

If your child attends 3 morning sessions and 3 afternoon sessions then the first 5 sessions will be funded by Early Years Funding and you will need to pay for the 1 additional session as charged above.

If your child attends 2 morning and 2 afternoon sessions then the 2 afternoon sessions will be funded by Early Years Funding and you will need to pay for the 2 additional sessions as charged above.

For a projected breakdown of costs for your child and to discuss the availability of sessions, please contact the Admissions Manager.

For pupils with a sibling connection eligible for Early Years Funding, free sessions (up to 15 hours per week) may be taken in the morning or afternoon. Additional sessions will be charged at the above rate.

Three and four year old children must attend during the Kent designated headcount week to be able to claim Free Early Education for that academic term.


Early Years Funding from KCC changes slightly depending on the number of weeks in each term. The School cannot fulfil the maximum entitlement of 570 hours of Free Early Years Education as it is open less than 38 weeks per year.

For children ineligible for Early Years Funded free sessions, all sessions will be charged at the following rates:

Total sessions per week and cost per term

1 – £323.90
2 – £647.80
3 – £971.70
4 – £1,295.60
5 – £1,619.50
6 – £1,943.40
7 – £2,267.30
8 – £2,591.20
9 – £2,915.10
10 – £3,329.00


Supplementary Costs

School lunches
£3.75 per day

School bus service (Years J3 upwards only)
£3.50 per pupil per journey. (I.e £35 per week if used full-time)

SEN Tuition (one to one)
£48.75 per hour

SEN Tuition (for some pupil, the school may propose that group tuition will be beneficial)
£13.00 per pupil, per session propose that group tuition will be beneficial)

Personal Accident Insurance:
The school has third party liability insurance. However, the school also operates an additional opt-out insurance scheme for Personal Accident Insurance for pupils.  During the academic year 2020/21 the cost is £5 per pupil per term and the school recommends that pupils be covered.

School Fee Remission Insurance: Fee Remission Insurance is also available.  During the academic year 2020/21 it is charged at 0.60% of termly fees.  If you wish to purchase this insurance please contact the Bursary.


Before and After School Supervision

Pre-School Supervision available from 7.30am

7.30am – 8.30am (including breakfast)
£7.00 per session

8.00am – 8.30am (excluding breakfast)
£3.50 per session


Post-School Supervision available until 6pm

3.20pm – 4.00pm (fruit and biscuit offered)
£3.50 per session

4.00pm – 4.45pm (excluding food)
£3.50 per session

4.45pm – 5.30pm (excluding food)
£3.50 per session

5.30pm – 6pm (including toast/snacks)
£3.50 per session


Additional charges

Children collected after 6pm
£20.00 per half hour

Children that attend but are not pre-booked
£10.00 per session

Childcare Vouchers: We accept childcare vouchers for payment of fees for children of non-compulsory school age.  Your child reaches compulsory school age on 31st December, 31st March or 31st August following their fifth birthday.  Once your child reaches compulsory school age childcare vouchers may be used to pay for pre and post school supervision (i.e breakfast and after school club) and/or holiday club only.


Extra-Curricular Activities

There are a large number of extra-curricular activities which operate each week and are supervised by school staff for which there is usually no charge.  Other activities are either supervised by outside agencies or use materials bought especially for the activity, consequently there is a cost involved and this will be passed on to those pupils attending the club. Please contact your child’s teacher to discuss which activities are available for that term and at what cost.


Music Lessons

The school is able to offer individual tuition in voice, piano and a range of other instruments.  If you would like your child(ren) to have individual music lessons the cost depends on the lesson/instrument taken.  The cost will be clarified at the time of booking.  The lessons take place during school time or, occasionally, out of school hours.  The cost is invoiced termly.