Fees for Academic Year 2022/2023

Tuition Fees

Kindergarten (Lower School)

KNMaximum cost of £3,452 per term
KR£3,452 per term (£2,645.25 with Early Years Funding)
Key Stage 1: K1 & K2£4,060 per term

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.

Juniors (Lower School)

Key Stage 2: J3, J4, J5, Remove£4,304 per term

Upper School

Key Stage 3: Shell & L4£4,612 per term
Key Stage 4: U4, L5 & U5£4,964 per term


Payment of Fees

Fees may be paid in one of the following ways:

  • In full on or before the first day of each academic term:
    • PREFERRED: by bank transfer paid into the following account;
      • HSBC Account Number: 52031434, Sort Code; 40-22-20, Reference; Child’s full Name;
    • by cheque received at the school no later than the first day of the relevant term;
    • by credit or debit card excluding American Express, in person, via the school’s website or over the telephone;
  • By four monthly debit payments per term (twelve per academic year) collected on the 7th of each month, over the periods:
    • August until November for Autumn Term;
    • December to March for Spring Term;
    • April to July for Summer Term

Further details can be obtained from the Bursary.  Please note for this option to be available in any given term, a completed direct debit form must be submitted to the Bursary at least a month before the first collection is due to take place.

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.  Notice must be given on or before the first day of the term failing which fees for the following term will be due in full and immediately.  There is no refund for absence, regardless of reason for absence.  Insurance against absence due to illness is strongly recommended through School Fee Remission Insurance (further details available from the Bursary).

Half a term’s notice in writing is required if your child wishes to stop having school lunches, music sessions, and chargeable Learning Support 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 further information please contact the Bursary or click here to view the School’s Fee Assistance policy.

KN (Nursery) Sessions and Funding

Please note these are for 2021/22 only – future years may change

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

Afternoon session – 12.10noon – 3.10pm

Appendix I – Early Years Funding for 2021/22

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 Years Funded education in term time during the relevant period.

For pupils without a sibling elsewhere in the school:

  • If your child attends only the Early Years Funded (i.e., free to parents) sessions (up to 15 hours per week), these 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.

For pupils with a sibling elsewhere in the school:

  • The Early Years Funded sessions can be taken in the mornings or afternoons.

Additional sessions (i.e. over and above any Early Years Funded) will be charged at the following rates:

Charges for Additional Nursery Sessions (table 1)

Additional Sessions Per Week12345
Cost Per Term£333.60£667.20£1,000.80£1,334.40£1,668.00

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.

Please note: Early Years Funding from Kent County Council changes slightly depending on the number of weeks in each term. The School cannot fulfil the maximum entitlement of 570 hours of Early Years Funded education as it is open less than 38 weeks per year.

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

Charges for Additional Nursery Sessions (table 2)

Total Sessions Per WeekCost Per Term

Supplementary Costs

Supplementary Costs

School lunches£3.85 per day (charged in advance except for Nursery pupils).
School bus service

(Years J3 and upwards only)

£3.60 per pupil per journey (i.e. £36 per week if used full-time) (charged in arrears).
SEN Tuition (one to one)£25.00 per 30 minute session (charged in arrears).
SEN Tuition (For some pupils, the School may propose that group tuition will be beneficial)£13.50 per pupil per 30 minute session (charged in arrears).
PrintingAfter pupils exhaust an initial £5 printing credit applied to their account, further £5 credits are added and recharged to parents’ fee accounts as and when incurred.

Personal Accident Insurance: The school has third party liability insurance. However, the school also operates an additional opt-out Personal Accident insurance scheme 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 2021/22 it is charged at 0.65% of termly fees.  If you wish to purchase this insurance please contact the Bursary.

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 in arrears.

LAMDA Tuition, Duke of Edinburgh and Other Extra-Curricular Activities: The school is pleased to offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities, details of which are available from your child’s tutor.  Costs and timings depend on a range of factors and are clarified at the time of booking.  Costs are invoiced termly in arrears for all activities other than Duke of Edinburgh, which is charged during the programme.

Pre and Post School Care

Pre-School Care is available from 7.30am for KR through to Lower Shell and from 8am for KN pupils.
Post-School Care is available until 6pm for KN to Lower Shell year groups.
Pre and Post School Care is subject to spaces being available and requested at least 24 hours before the required session. Charges are as below:

Pre and Post School Care

Pre-School Care7:30am to 8:30am

(including breakfast)

£7.00 per pupil per session
8:00am to 8:30am

(excluding breakfast)

£3.50 per pupil per session
Post-School Care3:20pm to 4:00pm

(including fruit or biscuit)

£3.50 per pupil per session
4:00pm to 4:45pm

(excluding snack)

£3.50 per pupil per session
4:45pm to 5:30pm

(excluding snack)

£3.50 per pupil per session
5:30pm to 6:00pm

(including snack or toast)

£3.50 per pupil per session
Additional SurchargesChildren collected after 6:00pm£20.00 per pupil per half-hour
Children attending but not pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance£10.00 per pupil per session

Holiday Club

Holiday club runs during the school holidays for nine weeks each year from 8:30am to 4:00pm£31.00 per pupil per day (a discount available if paid in advance)