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St Joseph's Convent Preparatory School

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An Independent Prep School for Ages 3-11

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Fee List for the Academic Year 2020-2021


Entry Fees:

Registration Fee (non-refundable):                                                                                             £50.00


Admissions Deposit:                                                                              £500.00

The deposit if refundable at the end of Year 6 or in your final term upon receipt of one full term’s written notice of withdrawal


Main School Fees Per Term:


Reception to Year 6:                                                                                 £2,860.00

(Please note there are three terms within the school academic year)



Early Years Session Fees Per Term:


Excluding EYFE


3 Mornings                                                                                               £950.00


4 mornings                                                                                               £1,245.00


5 mornings                                                                                               £1,530.00


3 days                                                                                                      £1,390.00


4 days                                                                                                      £1,775.00


5 days                                                                                                      £2,175.00


Additional Sessions:


Morning 8.30am to 12noon                                                                         £32.00


Full day 8.30am to 3.30pm                                                                         £42.50


If your child is aged between three and four and meets the date of birth criteria set by KCC they will be entitled to receive the Early Years Free Entitlement funding. This can be claimed in a pattern of up to 15 hours per week (3 hours per session or 5 hours per day).


If you would like to make any changes to your session bookings, please contact the school office.


Termly Charges:


School Dinners and Lunchtime Supervision                                                          

(Early Years Pupils charged based on attendance)                                       £160.00


Personal Accident Insurance:                                                                        £5.00


Education trips & visits                                                                                £20.00

(Excluding residential)


Direct Debit Charge Per Family:                                                                    £20.00


Late Payment Charge:                                                                5% of invoice total


Annual Charge:


Homework books                                                                                        £10.00


Wraparound Care:


Breakfast Club:                


Pre-booked in advance – 7.30am to 8.30am                                                   £5.00


Ad-hoc attendance – 7.30am to 8.30am                                                         £5.50


Late Pick Up Club:


3.30pm/3.40pm to 4.30pm                                                                           £5.00


After School Club (including sandwich tea):


Pre-booked in advance – 3.30pm/3.40pm to 6.00pm                                       £9.50


Ad-hoc attendance – 3.30pm/3.40pm to 6.00pm                                            £10.00



Late Collection Charge – Pick up after 6.00pm                                                £10.00


All bookings for Breakfast and Afterschool clubs should be made via the school office. 


All tuition fees are due on the 1st day of each academic term; alternatively the school offers a monthly instalment option by direct debit.


If payment for the tuition fees is not received on the first day of term, the late payment charged will be incurred and invoiced to your account.


All extra’s invoiced are due immediately on receipt of the invoice unless you have chosen to pay by direct debit.


*If your child is aged between three and four and meets the date of birth criteria set by Kent County Council they will be entitled to a maximum of 570 hours Early Years Free Entitlement per year (EYFE). This can be taken in a pattern of up to 15 hours per week (3 hours per session or 5 hours per day) for a maximum of 38 weeks a year.



Early Years Free Entitlement

Parents of all 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to claim up to a maximum of 15 hours a week (570 hours per academic year) of Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE).


St Joseph’s Convent Preparatory School offers three different patterns of delivery for the EYFE as follows:

A morning session in the Pre-Prep Class lasts from 8.30am to 12 noon. 3 hours’ EYFE will be given for each morning attended and the additional time will be paid for by parents. Children will have lunch and be collected at 12 noon when the morning session ends.


A full day session in the Pre-Prep Class lasts from 8.30 am -3.30pm. 5 hours’ EYFE  will be given during this time and the additional time will be paid for by parents. Children should be collected at 3.30 pm or may stay on for After School Care, which will be charged for separately.


If parents want only to access their free entitlement, limited sessions are available each afternoon from 12.30-3.30 pm, 3 hours’ entitlement each afternoon. Parents must collect their child promptly at 3.30 pm. If some afternoon sessions in the Pre-Prep Class are already full, we may not be able to offer the full 15 hour entitlement, or if all afternoons are full they may have to join a waiting list until space becomes available.

The Government provides EYFE for a maximum of 38 weeks (570 hours) a year. 34 weeks (510 hours) are offered during the School’s published term dates.


Information regarding a child’s sessions in the Early Years Pre-Prep Class have to be sent to Kent County Council (KCC) at the beginning of each term and parents must ensure that they have returned the Parental Declaration form to the Bursar’s Office so that the entitlement claim can be made. It should be noted that once the claim has been sent to KCC, usually within 2 weeks of the start of term, it cannot be changed until the following term; so if a child increases their hours during the term or starts at half term no change in entitlement will be given until the following term.

The EYFE continues to be available once the child moves into Early Years Reception Class. Should Parents wish their child to access only their free 15 hours, until they have reached the age of five, their child can remain in the Early Years Pre-Prep Class as outlined above.


If you have any queries regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Harries, via email -

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Contact Details 01474 533012

46 Old Road East,

Gravesend, Kent,

DA12 1NR