Fee Structure and charges
School and Kindergarten Fees
Kindergarten – Sessions and Fees from 1st September 2017
Details of Kindergarten fees for children attending the Kindergarten from September 2017 are given in the table below.
8.00am – 12.00pm (4 hours) (including morning snack)
Drop-off available from 8.00am at no charge, and from 7.30am, with light breakfast, with a charge of £3.00 per day
12.00noon – 3.30pm (3.5 hours)
After-School Care is available from 3.45pm. See below, under “Optional Extras” for charges and details.
Excluding KCC funding, termly fees are £360 per morning, and £310 per afternoon, a total of £670 per day per term. The table below gives different combinations of sessions and their associated fees:
|Sessions||Hours||Fees||Funding||Fees paid by Parents|
|2 full days||15||Fully funded by KCC Early Years Funding||Nil|
|3 full days||22.5||2 days fully funded; 1 day paid||£670|
|4 full days||30||2 days fully funded; 2 days paid||£1340|
|5 full days||37.5||days fully funded; 3 days paid||£2010|
* see Note 2 below
Before-and After-School Care
7.30 – 8.00am £3.20 (including light breakfast)
3.45 – 4.45pm £3.75 (supervision plus drink/biscuit)
4.45 – 5.45pm £5.35 (supervision and light tea)
Collection after 5.45pm will incur a charge of £4.25 for every 15 minutes or part thereof.
£3.80 per day, bookable on a termly basis
Milk during the morning break is provided at no extra charge for all Reception children and at parental request for Years 1 – 6
One week (return) £40
One day (return) £8.60
One day (single) £4.60
School minibuses serve the areas of Gravesend, Greenhithe and Dartford. A school-approved taxi service serves the areas of Rochester and Strood.
Lunchtime and After-School Activities and Clubs (termly charge, for 10 one or half hour sessions)
From £35 to £70
A sheet giving full details for a given term is sent to parents at the end of the preceding term, and is also available from School Office.
Year 5 After-School Tutorials (ASTs) (termly charge, for 10 one or half hour sessions)
Year 5 ASTs, for groups of maximum 3 children, take place during the Spring and Summer terms, on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are available in English, Mathematics and Reasoning.
Music Lessons and Ensembles (termly charge, for ten lessons/sessions)
|20 minute lessons||£120||recommended for Reception and Years 1 and 2|
|30 minute lessons||£175||recommended for Year 3 and above|
|Paired 20 minute lessons||£72.50||can be useful as a taster. One-to-one lessons are recommended as they
generally allow stronger progress, especially for
Year 2 and above
|School Band||45 mins||£52.50||Mr Scarff|
|Guitar Group||30 mins||£45||Mr Coney|
|Rock Band||45 mins||£52.50||Mr Coney|
|Violin Group||30 mins||£45||Mrs Carrion
|Woodwind Group||30 mins||£45||Mrs Shoobridge|
Payment Plans; KCC Voucher Scheme
It is possible to arrange to pay a lump sums in advance for additional terms, such payments attracting reductions in the termly fees. The current normal rates of reduction for one and two years are given below. The rates are on the basis of full payment received as cleared funds by noon on the first day of the Autumn or other full term.
One Year (three terms) 2.5%
Two Years (six terms) 4.0%
Rates for lump sums covering higher numbers of school years are also available and can be discussed with the Bursar.
A school fee plan, operated by Premium Credit Ltd, enables monthly payment of fees. A commission of 2.85% is charged by the company which operates this finance scheme
Kent County Council Voucher Scheme
Reception children under 5 years old are entitled to the KCC Voucher Scheme. The scheme is available up to and including the term in which a child is 5 years old.
Voucher Payments for Other Services; Salary Sacrifice
The school also accepts voucher payments for childcare, for example before- and after- school care, Summer School, some clubs and similar services.
“Salary sacrifice” schemes are available through many companies as a method of obtaining additional vouchers with minimal tax commitment. If your company participates in such a scheme, salary deduction of up to £243.00 each month can be deducted, which will not thereby be subject to Income Tax or National Insurance. Your company will then pass on the full £243.00 to its associated voucher company, which will either already have details of how to pay the vouchers directly to Bronte School or make arrangements to set up payment to the school.
This edition: 22 March 2017