Little Downsend Termly Fees

From September 2019

Full time (Nursery, Reception & Year 1)  £3,990
First Steps and Rising Reception
2 Sessions £1,069 6 Sessions £2,486
3 Sessions £1,604 7 Sessions £2,818
4 Sessions £1,785 8 Sessions £3,223
5 Sessions £2,112 9 Sessions £3,628

Fees include lunch (except for those pupils who attend for mornings only, where lunch is not an option).

Sessions at Little Downsend                                                                                                  

All Little Downsend Schools require children in First Steps and Rising Reception to attend a minimum number of sessions per week in order to ensure they are well prepared to enter full time education when they enter their Reception year. We describe our sessions as:

  • Mornings from 08:30am to 12noon
  • Afternoons from 12noon to 3:30pm

We have a fixed session progression to ensure all our children are confident and ready to meet the demands of their next year group.

Year Group Age Autumn term Spring term Summer term
First Steps The academic year (Sept to Aug) your child turns 2 2 mornings 3 sessions 3 sessions
First Steps The academic year (Sept to Aug) your child turns 3 4 sessions 4 sessions 5 sessions
Rising Reception 3-4 6 sessions 7 sessions 8 sessions

In Rising Reception, every child is expected to attend all Morning sessions with their additional sessions in the Afternoon.

Our fixed session progression guidance ensures that all our children are prepared for full-time education when they reach Reception by gradually increasing their time spent in school.

Children will not be required to step up sessions immediately following a birthday but can increase their sessions at the beginning of the next term. Our aim is for all families to follow the guidance, but we do understand that in some circumstances more flexibility may be required for individual children and families. Please make an appointment with Mrs Conlan (Little Downsend Epsom and Leatherhead) or Mrs Roberts (Little Downsend Ashtead) to discuss the possibility of a more flexible arrangement should you need this.

The progression guidance demonstrates a minimum expectation. Families are able to exceed the guidance if required in every year group.

Registration Fee and Deposit

  • To register your child, we request a registration fee of £100.
  • We then ask for a deposit of £750 to confirm your acceptance of a place.

Sibling Discounts

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

  • 1st child – Standard fees apply
  • 2nd child – 5% discount
  • 3rd child – 10% discount
  • 4th child – 15% discount

Wrap Around Care – Breakfast Club

Site Days a week Termly Cost*
Leatherhead Only 1 £72.00
  2 £144.00
  3 £216.00
  4 £288.00
  5 £360.00

*Based on 12 week term example

Wrap Around Care – Extended Day

Extended Day


Termly Cost*
Days a week £ £ + Tea
1 £112.80 £172.80
2 £225.60 £345.60
3 £338.40 £518.40
4 £451.20 £691.20
5 £564.00 £864.00

*Based on a 12 week term example.

15 Free Hours (Free Early Education)

Downsend School remains committed to Free Early Education (FEE) and continues to offer the 15 hours free early entitlement (FEE) across 35 weeks of the 38 week entitlement. (Little Downsend Schools are open for 34.8 weeks a year).

The maximum FEE that can be claimed with us is 15 hours per week.  Childcare Providers are able to set their own hours and Downsend School supports a maximum of 3 hours per session to be claimed.  Please be aware that the 15 hour FEE funding only covers part of our fees and additional charges are payable.

Additional information on FEE can be downloaded here.


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