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It’s hard to put into words how much this fantastic school means to us, our son is so happy, relaxed, and confident.

Mr & Mrs Essex

Fees and bursaries

Our fees

Here are the details of our current fees. It’s important to say that our fees are reviewed annually and thus may change. Notice of fees changing for the following academic year usually happens during the Easter holiday period.

Fees per term (2024-2025)

Reception and Year 1£4,572
Year 2£5,137
Year 3£5,632
Years 4-8£6,946

(Lunch is included in the fees).

Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for further information about the payment of Fees and extras.

Sibling discounts

Second child5% of tuition fee
Third child10% of tuition fee
Fourth child15% of tuition fee

Sibling discounts will only be tenable while the applicable number of children of the family remain as pupils at the School. For example, if the first child of the family leaves the School, the second child will no longer be eligible for the sibling discount and any third child will become eligible for the second child discount rate.


The following example extra costs are optional:

  • Individual music tuition
  • Minibus transport to/ from school
  • Clubs/ activities with external providers

Bursaries we offer

Bursaries are awarded to families who require financial support to send their child or children to The Downs. They range in value and are limited in number each year.

If you wish to apply, please get in touch with our bursar. It’s a formal process that includes a confidential means test. The Governors’ Bursary Committee evaluate each case individually before bursaries are allocated. Awards are reviewed annually and adjustments can be made if applicant’s financial circumstances change.

Bursar's email:

Our bursary policy is available here

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