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Preparatory Fees

Preparatory Fees

Term-time fees for Year 3 to Year 8 during the 2022/23 academic year.

The fees cover all the teaching that takes place in the ordinary course of education. In the Prep, this also includes all the expenses of practical work in the science laboratories, in art and in design and technology. Parents should anticipate additional charges associated with House, co-curricular and other activities, and specifically the cost of providing Learning Support and English as an additional language lessons if this is applicable. Public examination fees, including remarking and any other reasonable charges, will also be passed on to parents.

Day Pupils

 

Fee Per Term

Monthly equivalent

Year 3

£4,150

£1,037.50

Year 4

£4,800

£1,200

Year 5

£5,950

£1,487.50

Year 6

£6,500

£1,625

Year 7

£6,750

£1,687.50

Year 8

£7,200

£1,800

 

Wrap around care for all pupils

Fees include all wrap around care in the preparatory school as part of the school day. This includes drop off and house time at 8am and the opportunity for your child to stay after lessons finish at 4:20pm and take part in a wide range of clubs and activities until 6:00pm. 

Flexi boarding

Occasional boarding for Day pupils is available on request, and dependant upon availability, at a charge of £50 per night.

Day Boarding

Day Boarding guarantees your child the same bed in a boarding house. Each night your child stays, there will be a charge of £45.00.

 

Fee Per Term

Monthly equivalent

Year 3

£4,900

£1,225

Year 4

£5,550

£1,387.50

Year 5

£6,700

£1,675

Year 6

£7,250

£1,812.50

Year 7

£7,500

£1,875

Year 8

£7,950

£1,987.50

 

Boarding Pupils

 

Boarder (No Visa)

Boarder (Child Student Visa)

 

Fee Per Term

Monthly equivalent

Fee Per Term

Monthly equivalent

Year 3

£7,175

£1,793.75

£8,050

£2,012.50

Year 4

£7,475

£1,868.75

Year 5

£7,625

£1,906.25

£9,950

£2,487.50

Year 6

£9,275

£2,318.75

Year 7

£9,575

£2,393.75

£10,150

£2,537.50

Year 8

£9,575

£2,393.75

 

Other Fees and Charges

Registration Fee & Deposit

A non-returnable registration fee payment of £100 is due when a pupil’s name is entered to the College. An acceptance deposit is then required for all pupils.

Deposit

 

Day and Day Boarding

£500

Boarder (No Visa)

£1,500

Boarder (Child Student Visa) Year 3-4

£8,050

Boarder (Child Student Visa) Year 5-6

£9,950

Boarder (Child Student Visa) Year 7 -8

£10,150

 

The repayment of deposits is linked to the settlement of final fee invoices upon the departure of the pupil from Dean Close School. Parents are welcome to gift the deposit to the School when a pupil leaves.

Extra Tuition

Private tuition for English as an additional Language, Special Educational Needs and subjects not offered within the curriculum may be provided, and will generally be charged at a termly rate of £300.

Music Tuition

Music lessons are available to pupils in a range of disciplines. The charge will be £280 per term for a 30 minute lesson each week. At the discretion of the teacher, pupils may be taught in groups, or for different lesson lengths with an appropriate adjustment to the fee. Where available, music instruments can be hired but a deposit may be required.

Notwithstanding the School’s Terms and Conditions, if you wish to withdraw your child from music lessons, or change teacher, you must allow a period of notice of one full Term. Unless notice of cancellation is given in writing, it will be assumed that the pupil requires tuition to continue from term to term and arrangements will be made accordingly.

Reduction for Brothers and Sisters

A reduction of the net school fee (referred to in the table above) is currently offered to parents who have three children or more at the School, excluding the Nursery. The reductions, which are applied to the elderer children, are 5% for the third child and 20% for the fourth and any subsequent children whilst they all simultaneously attend the School.

When the elder child leaves the discount ceases or adjusts down as appropriate.

HM Forces Discount

Dean Close School offers a  Forces Bursary for the sons and daughters of serving members of HM Forces which is available from Year 3 onwards.

Capital Fees Scheme

Those with a capital sum to invest may wish to consider making a Capital Fees payment.  The Foundation currently offers a rate of discount far in excess of the prevailing Bank Base Rate against fees paid in advance, provided that at least six terms’ fees are settled.  This scheme has proven popular in recent years and those wishing to learn more should contact the Finance Controller, in the first instance.

Notice of Withdrawal of a Pupil or Change of Status

In accordance with the School’s terms and conditions, a full term’s notice must be given in writing if you wish to withdraw your child from the School, or if you wish to change your child’s place at the School from one type of boarding to another or to a day place. Failing such notice, a full term’s fees will be charged.