Tuition Fees For Summer Term 2024

Kindergarten (Lower School)

KN Maximum cost of £4,121 per term
KR £4,121 per term (£3,248 with Early Years Funding)
Key Stage 1: K1 & K2 £4,844 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, Lower Shell £5,132 per term

Upper School

Key Stage 3: Upper Shell & Lower 4th £5,504 per term
Key Stage 4: Upper 4th, Lower 5th & Upper 5th £5,976 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 credit or debit card excluding American Express, in person, or over the telephone (during term time only);
  • By four monthly direct 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

Summer Term 2024

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 Summer Term 2024

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.

The Early Years Funded sessions can be taken in the mornings and/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 Week 1 2 3 4 5
Cost Per Term £412.10 £824.20 £1,236.30 £1,648.40 £2,060

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 all 4 sessions will be funded by Early Years Funding.

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 Week Cost Per Term
1 £412.10
2 £824.20
3 £1,236.30
4 £1,648.40
5 £2,060.00
6 £2,746.60
7 £2,884.70
8 £3,296.80
9 £3,708.90
10 £4,121.00

Supplementary Costs

Supplementary Costs

School lunches £4.49 per day (charged in advance except for Nursery pupils).
School bus service

(Years J3 and upwards only)

£4.50 per pupil per journey (i.e. £45.00 per week if used full time). Charged in arrears.
Inclusion Charges Some individual and small group work within our Inclusion department is chargeable. For full details please click here to view our Inclusion Policy. Charged in arrears.
Printing After pupils exhaust an initial complimentary £5 printing credit applied to their account, further £5 credits are added and charged to parents’ fee accounts charged in arrears as and when printing credit is exhausted. Printing charges per side are: 2p for mono A4, 4p for mono A3, 10p for colour A4 and 20p for colour A3.

Personal Accident Insurance: The school has third party liability insurance. However, we also offer an additional opt-out, Personal Accident insurance scheme for pupils.  The cost is £6 per pupil per term and the school recommends that pupils are covered. Please contact the Bursary for further details, or to opt out. Charged in advance.

School Fee Remission Insurance: Fee Remission Insurance is also available.  During the academic year 2022/23 it was charged at 0.65% of termly fees.  If you wish to purchase this insurance please contact the Bursary. Charged in advance.

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. Charged in arrears.

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.  Charged 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 (a light snack is available during all sessions)

Pre-School Care 7:30am to 8:30am or £10.00 per pupil per session
8:00am to 8:30am £5.00 per pupil per session
Post-School Care 3:20pm to 4:00pm £5.00 per pupil per session
4:00pm to 5:00pm £5.00 per pupil per session
5:00pm to 6:00pm £5.00 per pupil per session

Holiday Club

Holiday club runs during the school holidays for nine weeks each year from 8:30am to 4:00pm £35.00 per pupil per day

Additional Charges for Pre and Post School Care and Holiday Club

Please note additional charges are incurred for things such as late collection, non-attendance or if sessions are not pre-booked. Please contact the school for further details.