Termly Fees 2016 - 17

Preparatory School

Years 3 to 8


Year 2


Pre-Preparatory Schools

Full time (Nursery, Reception & Year 1)     


First Steps and Rising Reception 

See costs below:

9 Sessions  


8 Sessions


7 Sessions


6 Sessions


5 Sessions  


4 Sessions


3 Sessions


2 Sessions  


The Pre-Preparatory Schools require your child to attend a minimum number of sessions per week as detailed in the table below. From Reception age, children must attend five full days per week.

Year Group


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

First Steps


2 mornings

3 sessions

3 sessions

First Steps


4 sessions

4 sessions

5 sessions

Rising Reception


6 sessions
(must include 5 mornings)

7 sessions
(must include 5 mornings)

8 sessions
(must include 5 mornings)

Sessions:            Morning  8.30am – 12pm        Afternoon  12.00pm – 3.30pm 

Please note that any additional sessions can be added as mornings or afternoons subject to availability. While we will endeavour to meet your preferences, we reserve the right to vary the sessions requested.

On registering your child a registration fee of £75 is requested and an Acceptance deposit of £750 is required the term before entry.

Parents with more than one child in Reception or above, across the Downsend School sites will qualify for the following discounts off standard fees:

1st child    standard fees apply          

2nd child   5% discount 

3rd child    10% discount                     

4th child    15% discount


  1. Lunch is compulsory and is included in the fees (except for those pupils who attend for mornings only, where lunch is not an option).
  2. Fees are payable on or before the first day of term, if not by direct debit.  The surcharge for late payment of fees will be £15 per week, or part of a week, chargeable from the second day of term.
  3. Optional Charges: School Fees Remission Scheme - 1.5% of fee and BUPA Schools Scheme - £70.00 per term.

To download the current fee structure, please click here.