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Fees (from September 2021)

 

Nursery (Year-Round Provision)

Nursery is open for 50 weeks of the year, closing for a two week Christmas break and public holidays.
 

Full Day:     8.00am-6.00pm                    
Morning Session:     8.00am-12.30pm             
Afternoon Session:     1.30pm-6.00pm

Fees include all meals, powdered formula milk for babies up to one year of age and nappies (parents are welcome to provide their own brands if they prefer).  The Nursery seeks to accommodate each family’s circumstances but encourages full-day sessions, particularly as a child approaches Pre-Prep and school age to enable better preparation and continuity with teaching and care. 


Full time attendance (five full days per week)

£4,200 per term
8 sessions per week £3,800 per term
6 sessions per week £2,850 per term
4 sessions per week £1,900 per term
2 sessions per week (one full day per week) £950 per term
Each half-day session £500 per term


Additional hours charged at £9.00 per hour. Late collection (after 6.00pm) surcharge, £30.00.

Parents have a choice of paying monthly via direct debit or termly in advance.  Childcare vouchers and tax free childcare payments are accepted for payment of fees.

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Pre-Prep (Year-Round Provision)

Pre-Prep is open for 50 weeks of the year, closing for a two week Christmas break and public holidays.
 

There are a range of various packages available in our Pre-Prep as we develop and equip children for full-time schooling and learning that will continue, and last, a lifetime. 

The different packages enable families entitled to the various forms of government-funded childcare to benefit and maximise the support of families, particularly those with working parents.  While core-hours are from 8.30am - 3.30pm, there are many options which enable the School to provide families with ‘wrap-around’ care. 

During the periods outside of our term times, all options provide for a standard provision between 8.00am and 4.00pm. Provision until 6.00pm is available nearly every week. This is provided in term-time in the Fun Club and via Twilight sessions in the holidays (which need booking / paying for separately unless part of the Pre-Prep fees for your child).

From the term after a child turns 3, they will be eligible for 15 hours of Early Years funding with some children eligible for further support of up to 30 hours per week (funding is available for up to a maximum of 38 weeks a year). Pre-Prep is open for children to attend 50 weeks of the year, closing for a two week Christmas break and public holidays.
 

Term Time Hours (8.30am to 3.30pm) Basic 15 free hours

 
30 free hours (27 over three days)
3 days a week £2,353 £1,570 N/A
4 days a week £3,150 £2,347 N/A
5 days a week £3,400 £2,597 £1,794
Extended Hours
 
Basic 15 free hours 30 free hours (27 over three days)
3 days a week
(8.00am to 6.00pm)
N/A N/A £1,240
4 days a week
(8.30am to 5.00pm)
N/A N/A £1,550


Early Years Funding, both 15 hours and 30 hours, will continue, if eligible, into the term of the child's 5th birthday in Reception.

The full details are available from Miss Jenny Hughes (0151 651 3008 / jenny.hughes@birkenheadschool.co.uk with information on funding and eligibility available at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

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Prep

The fees at the School include a wide range of co-curricular activities, almost all text books and materials, exercise books and a number of whole year group trips (where circumstances allow), travel to sporting fixtures and travel and personal accident insurance. 

From Reception upwards, a number of after-school activities and clubs are available for children to attend free of charge. 



Reception


£2,900 per term
Prep - Years 1 to 6 £3,295 per term

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Senior School and Sixth Form

 
Senior School (Years 7 and 8) £4,055 per term
Senior School (Years 9 to 11) £4,370 per term
Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) £4,370 per term


Fees include, in addition to the cost of tuition and a wide range of co-curricular activities, almost all text books and materials, exercise books, examination fees (with the exception of re-sits), a number of whole year group trips (where circumstances allow), travel to sporting fixtures and a level of travel and personal accident insurance.

An additional £30 is added to the fees for the Michaelmas Term for all pupils in Senior School and this covers the cost of lifelong membership to the Old Birkonian Society when they leave the School after seven years' payment has been made.


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Additional Charges

  

Catering
(Pre-Prep to Year 11)
 
£262 per term

Early Morning Drop-Off (from 8.00 am)
 
£3.60 per day
Homework Club / Fun Club
Prep:
£7.70 per session until 5pm, plus £5.00 after 5pm (or just £5.00 following attendance at a co-curricular activity).

Seniors:
£6.50 per session until 5pm, plus £5.00 after 5pm (or just £5.00 following attendance at a co-curricular activity).
 

Study Skills / Learning Support Sessions
 
£215 per term (10 sessions average)

Minibus Service
 
£315 per term under 10 miles
£385 per term over 10 miles

Supplementary charges for activities/services/items not covered above will be advised individually.

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Conditions of Admission

The conditions of admission are published on the School website and a copy can be sent upon request.      

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Admissions Contact Information

Seniors & Sixth Form Admissions
Ms Julie Hopper
seniorsadmissions@birkenheadschool.co.uk
0151 651 3009

Prep Admissions
Mrs Helen Askew & Mrs Bev Farlam
prepadmissions@birkenheadschool.co.uk
0151 652 4114

Early Years Admissions
Ms Jenny Hughes
earlyyearsadmissions@birkenheadschool.co.uk
0151 651 3008