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School fees

2023/2024 Fees

School Fees per term
Nursery Cambridge nursery fees page
Nursery Dame Bradbury's nursery fees page
Nursery Madingley nursery fees page
Cambridge Reception £4,887
Dame Bradbury's Reception £4,588
Junior School Dame Bradbury's Years 1 & 2 £4,875
Junior School Dame Bradbury's Years 3 & 4 £5,619
Junior School Dame Bradbury's Years 5 & 6 £5,839
Junior School Fitzwilliam Building Years 1 & 2 £4,875
Junior School Fitzwilliam Building Years 3, 4, 5 & 6  £6,163
Stephen Perse Senior School £7,128
     Day    Boarding
Stephen Perse Sixth Form £6,841 £14,705

Please note: 

All fees/charges listed above are exclusive of all applicable taxes, including VAT.

Fees for our Nursery & Early Years, Junior Schools and Senior School include school lunches.

Morning break snacks will be provided at Dame Bradbury's for pupils in Years 1 - 6, at a charge of £0.60 per pupil per day. 

Day fees for the Sixth Form include a kitchen charge but exclude food costs, as students pay for meals as taken. Boarding fees include all meals taken on a full board basis.

Admissions fees
(Early Years - Year 11)
 
School section

Registration

Fee (£)

Acceptance Fee Deposit

Nursery and Kindergarten

£100 £100 -

Reception

£200 £300 £500

Junior Schools

£200 £300 £500

Senior School

£200 £300 £500
  • The registration fee required at the time of submitting an application reflects the costs incurred by the Foundation in administering the admissions process before the offer of a place is made. This fee is non-refundable.

  • The acceptance fee is payable when an offer of a place is accepted by the parents and reflects the administrative costs incurred by the Foundation in preparing for new pupils to join the Foundation, including induction arrangements. This fee is non-refundable. 

  • The deposit is payable when an offer of a place is accepted by the parents and is held as security by the Foundation. The deposit is refunded when the student leaves the Foundation, or in the event that the student fails to meet the entry requirements to join the Foundation, in accordance with the Foundation's Parent Contract. 

Admissions fees
(Sixth Form) 

Registration fee

The registration fee required at the time of submitting an application reflects the costs incurred by the Foundation in administering the admissions process before the offer of a place is made. This fee is non-refundable.

  Fees (£)
Day students  £200
International students
(requiring a visa)
 £500
   

Acceptance and refundable deposit

The acceptance fee is payable when an offer of a place is accepted by the parents and reflects the administrative costs incurred by the Foundation in preparing for new pupils to join the Foundation, including the induction arrangements. This fee is non-refundable.

The deposit is payable when an offer of a place is accepted by the parents and is held as security by the Foundation. The deposit is refunded when the student leaves the Foundation, or in the event that the student fails to meet the entry requirements to join the Foundation, in accordance with the Foundation's Parent Contract. 

  Acceptance Fee (£) Deposit (£)
UK Day students £300 £500
Boarding students    (UK-based parents) £300 £2,500
Boarding students   (overseas based parents) £500 1 term's fees

 2024/2025 Fees

Fee Information 
  Fees per term (£)
Nursery Cambridge nursery fees page
Nursery Dame Bradbury's nursery fees page
Nursery Madingley nursery fees page
Cambridge Reception £5,150
Dame Bradbury's Reception £4,850
Junior School Dame Bradbury's Years 1 & 2 £5,180
Junior School Dame Bradbury's Years 3 & 4 £5,970
Junior School Dame Bradbury's Years 5 & 6 £6,200
Junior School Cambridge Years 1 & 2 £5,150
Junior School Cambridge Years 3, 4, 5 & 6  £6,510
Stephen Perse Senior School £7,530
     Day    Boarding
Stephen Perse Sixth Form £7,220 £15,990

 Please note that all fees/charges listed above are exclusive of all applicable taxes, including VAT.

 


Payment of School and Boarding Fees

All school and boarding fees are payable to The Stephen Perse Foundation through one of the following payment frequencies and methods.

Subject to agreement with us, fees may be paid termly, termly by monthly instalments, or annually in advance, by Direct Debit from a UK bank account. Annual and termly fees may also be paid via our Payment Portal. Payment via Direct Debit or the portal offers a secure way to pay and the portal can accept payments in various currencies. We also offer parents the option to pay for 2 or more years in advance (fees in advance). Any parent who wishes to discuss the options for paying fees in advance should make contact with our fees team.

Fees must be cleared into The Stephen Perse Foundation bank account at least 10 working days in advance of the term to which they relate, except as part of the monthly Direct Debit instalment scheme, when fees are taken monthly on, or on the first working day after, the 7th day of each month, with the first payment in August for the academic year beginning on 1 September. Please note that the payment portal may take a few days to clear funds.

Payment of Nursery Fees

Our Nursery fees are calculated as an annual charge divided by 12 and billed monthly. They are due on the first day of the month to which they relate, unless they are paid by Direct Debit, when they are taken on the 7th or closest working day thereafter of each month. 

For Late Stay, Nursery and Holiday Enrichment Programme fees only, we also accept Tax Free Childcare and Childcare Vouchers,  please contact the Fees Team for further information if you wish to make a payment using these.

Further Questions

If you have a question related to fees prior to admission, please email the Admissions Team, or call 01223 454762 and ask to speak to the Admissions Team. 

Parents of current students who have questions about fees not covered in the above information should contact our fees team

Bursaries and Financial Assistance

We offer financial assistance and bursaries; applications are means tested by an external provider. More information on financial assistance/bursaries can be found in our Bursary and Financial Assistance Policy.


Additional costs

Public examinations
 
School Fees exclude charges made by qualifications awarding bodies for public
examinations. These are charged separately and added to the summer term bill.
Peripatetic Music and speech lessons 
Our students may hire instruments and can take part in music, speech and LAMDA lessons with individual members of the visiting music and other specialist staff. These are charged separately by the teacher directly to parents. 
Foundation Transport Services 
Foundation transport services continue to operate to and from our school from various locations around Cambridge and Saffron Walden. These are charged separately on a termly basis.
Early and late stay charges (2023/2024)
 
Early and late stay charges are applied at our Junior Schools as follows:
  • Early stay from 8am – no charge
  • Breakfast Club: 07:30 hrs -8:00hrs - £3.30
  • Late stay - Reception - no charge until 16:00 and then a flat fee of £14.50 is charged after 16:00
  • Late stay (Years 1 & 2) – £2.00 for each 15 minutes from 16:00 at Dame Bradbury's and Shaftesbury Road; and from 16:30 at Fitzwilliam Building
  • Late stay (Year 3-6) - no charge up to 16:30, £2.00 for each 15 minutes thereafter

Charges that need to be made after 18.00 will be £11 per 10 minutes or part thereof.

Morning  break snacks will be provided at Dame Bradbury's for pupils in Years 1-6, at a charge of £0.60 per pupil per day.

Financial assistance

 

Childcare vouchers