Fees

We believe that an outstanding education should not cost the earth. The results achieved by our Year 6 leavers is testament to this ethos.

Registration fee£50Non-refundable
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Entry deposit£500Returned when child leaves school.
Non-refundable if place not taken.
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Commitment deposit£750Credited against first term's fees in the
main school. Non-refundable in
event of child not commencing.
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School per term
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Reception Under 5£3,350
Reception-Year 2£4,400
Years 3-6£4,935
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Nursery per session
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8.20am-12.50pm£41.75
8.20am-3.45pm£68.80
Lunch & snacks£6.25

Pre-Reception attend a minimum of 5 mornings per week and add an afternoon per term. Of course they may attend all afternoons and wrap-around care as required. Pre-Reception children can build up their afternoons gradually. 

Kent County Council Free Early Education

The Mead participates in the Kent County Council Free Early Education Funding for 3 and 4 year olds. We are able to provide access up to 15 hours a week for 33/34 weeks a year (495 hours maximum out of a possible 570). The remaining entitlement of 75 hours cannot be claimed at another setting. Please refer to our Admissions Policy for further information. (Funding periods are 1st Sept – 31 Dec; 1 Jan – 31 Mar; 1 Apr – 31 Aug and funding starts to be applied for the period following a child’s 3rd birthday and finishes at the end of the period in which they turn 5.)

Tax-Free Childcare

You may be eligible to receive tax-free childcare from the government. This can be used to pay towards school fees up until the term of a child’s 5th birthday as well as some before and after school clubs and activities for children both under and over 5 years old. 

Parents need to apply for a Tax-Free Childcare Account. The Mead School is registered on the scheme under no. 118975. Further details and information can be found on the GOV.UK website here.