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Fees

Please see below The Beacon School fees from September 2024:

Year Termly Fee (inclusive of all curriculum trips)
Nursery

£2,075 (5 mornings/term)

£405 (per afternoon/term)

£3,875 (reduced full time termly fee)

Reception £4740
Years 1 & 2 £5500
Years 3 & 4 £6970
Year 5 £7275
Years 6, 7 & 8 £7620

Please note that the termly fee includes all curriculum trips, both day and residential. Annual residential trips take place in Year 4 to Year 8.

Pre-Prep (Nursery to Year 2) fees include all pre-booked Late Stay sessions from the end of the school day until 16:30. Little Beacons accepts childcare vouchers from accredited companies and Tax-Free Childcare. We are not registered for the Early Years Government Funding. Breakfast Club (07:30 – 08:00) and Late Stay (16:30 until 18:00) wrap-around care is available and pre-booked, incurring a small fee.

In Prep (Years 3 to 8), the fees also include all pre-booked Prep and Late Stay sessions from the end of the school day to 18:00. Breakfast Club (07:30-08:00) is available and pre-booked, incurring a small fee per breakfast.

About Wrap-Around Care

Admission Charges

Registration fee:
£125 payable on registration and non-refundable.

Acceptance Deposit

We ask for £1,500 on acceptance of the offer of a place, which will be retained until your child leaves The Beacon. Please see section 3.3 of the School’s Terms and Conditions.

Your Fees Invoice

We produce the fees invoices at the end of each term, and they are generally sent out in the last week of the term by email.

The invoice is separated into two parts:

  1. The fees in advance for the following term, along with some optional termly payments in advance (such as Beacon Bursary Fund contribution, see below).
  2. Any extras (such as Bus or Breakfast Club charges) incurred during the term just ending, which are charged in arrears.

School Fee Plan

The School Fee Plan enables parents to spread the cost of school fees rather than paying a lump sum each term.


Beacon Bursary Fund Contribution

This is made on a voluntary basis. The Beacon Bursary Fund is a registered charity set up and run independently of the school by four external trustees, with annually audited accounts.

Its purpose is to provide funding for the education of pupils at The Beacon whose parents/guardians run into temporary financial difficulties, and may otherwise have to withdraw their son from the school at a time that might be detrimental to his educational progress. This assistance is entirely separate from the Headmaster’s Bursary Fund which aims to broaden access to the school by offering means-tested financial support to bright and talented boys who, for financial reasons, would otherwise be unable to take up their place at The Beacon.

The Beacon Bursary Fund derives its income from parental donations, Gift Aid and investment income. The contribution rate (which from the Summer Term 2023 will be £29 a term) is reviewed annually by the trustees of the fund.

The contribution will automatically appear on your fee bill. If you are a UK taxpayer, The Beacon Bursary Fund can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you donate at no extra cost to you, providing you complete our Gift Aid Declaration so that your gifts can qualify.  If you do not wish to contribute to this fund, please exclude it from your payment and we will credit your account. It should not then appear on your future bills.

Pupils’ Personal Accident Insurance Scheme

All pupils are automatically part of this scheme – there is no extra charge. It provides payment for permanent disabilities or death resulting from an accident, and covers all activities, both in and outside School.

Advance Payment of Fees Scheme

Parents wishing to pay fees for several years in advance may do so via our Advance Payment of Fees scheme.

Under this scheme, school fees may be paid for several years in advance in return for a discount. Should parents wish to find out more, there is further information available on the Parent Portal.

School Fees Insurance

This is an insurance scheme whereby a contribution towards your son’s school fees will be paid (up to and including university) in the event of a parent becoming critically ill or dying.

Early Years’ Stay & Play – Tuesday 21 May

We are delighted to welcome families with boys aged 2-4 to our Stay & Play sessions on Tuesday 21 May – click here to book.

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