All fees are payable termly in advance or by monthly direct debit. Please note a full term’s notice in writing is required for the withdrawal of a pupil from School. In default, a full term’s fees are payable. Further information can be found on our Terms and Conditions document.
Payable in advance of the pupil’s first term. Deposits for girls are refunded at the end of Year 6 if no fees are owing at that time. If a pupil leaves Seaton House before the end of the summer term in Year 6 the deposit is retained by the school.
Registration Fees do not guarantee places at the school; please see our Admissions Policy for full details. In the event of a place not being gained the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
|Reception to Year VI||£100.00||£4,097|
|Week of morning sessions||8:00am – 1.15pm||£2,427 *|
|Week of full day sessions||8:00am – 3.15pm||£3,731*|
|Single morning session||8:00am – 1.15pm||£485.00*|
|Single full day||8:00am – 3:15pm||£746*|
Children are admitted from the term in which they turn 3 by mutual agreement. If possible it is desirable for children in their pre-school year to attend a minimum of 5 morning sessions and build to 5 full days a week for the term before they join Reception class.
* Seaton House participates in the Government 15 hours funding scheme for Early Years, therefore if the child is eligible then the fees quoted above will be partially offset with the funding provided by the Government. The funding is applicable for children attending a minimum of 5 morning sessions, any afternoon sessions are charged as above.
If a pupil has a sibling at the school, then a 5% discount is applied to the younger sibling’s fees. Once the elder sibling leaves the school the younger sibling reverts to paying the full fee. Similarly, if three siblings are at the school then the 5% discount is applied to the younger two siblings.
Registration fee for Nursery £100.00
EARLY YEARS 15 HOURS FUNDING
Seaton House School participates in the Government scheme allowing parents to take the 15 hours free childcare funding.
Where funding is taken the school will issue an invoice for the full published term fees and then deduct the Government allowance. Parents then pay the net balance after the funding deduction. See example below. The school will claim the applicable funding from the Government.
To qualify for funding the following criteria must be met:
Children qualify for funding from the term after they reach 3 years of age. To be clear, therefore, as Seaton House accepts children to start in the Nursery before they reach the age of 3, it could be that funding is not available until after their first term.
Children in Nursery Classes must attend a minimum of 5 morning sessions to be eligible for funding. Alternative session choices are available but these will not allow funding to be claimed.
Funding is applicable up to and including the term in which the child turns 5 years of age.
Whilst we recommend children attend full time from the commencement of the Reception Class (in September), it is not compulsory. However, children must attend a minimum of 5 morning sessions to be eligible for funding. Once children have reached the age of 5, then full time hours are mandatory. As mentioned above, from the term after they are five, they become ineligible for funding.
Worked Example for Term Fees: (Based on 2023/24 Fee scale)
Nursery Pupil (aged 3)
Attends 5 mornings and 3 afternoons Fees 3208.00
Less 15 Hours Funding 985.25
Net to Pay 2,222.75
Pupils Personal Accident Cover is included in the fees.
Day outings and school visitor/workshops are included in the fees.
Please note that residential trips are charged separately.
Payment can be made via Bank Transfer (preferred), cheque or by Direct Debit (see below). The school’s bank details are provided on each invoice. Please note that due to high bank charges the school does not accept credit card payments for school fees. Cash is also not acceptable due to Money Laundering concerns.
Monthly Direct Debit payments
Should parents wish to pay fees by direct debit then each term’s fees will be collected over three months. Direct Debit authorisation forms can be obtained from the Bursar.
Debit payments are taken on our around the 15th day of each month according to the following schedule:
- Autumn: August/September/October
- Spring: December/January/February
- Summer: April/May/June
Fees are not taken in November, March and July
Wrap Around Care
Breakfast Club available from 7.30am
After School Care available until 6.00pm.
Standard Hourly Rate or part thereof: £7.40
Wrap Around Care must be booked in advance and paid for via Parentmail. Any payments made for sessions missed by pupils will not be refunded. However, if Wraparound Care is unable to run on any given week, charges will not be levied.
The school runs Holiday Clubs for part of the main holidays at Christmas, Easter and Summer. Places can be booked on a daily basis at a charge of £37 per pupil per day.
A late collection charge of £25 will be charged for collections 15 minutes or more from the stated After School Care or Holiday Club finish time.
Terms and Conditions Apply