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Nursery (Year-Round Provision*)


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

Fees include all meals, 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) £3,775 per term
8 sessions per week £3,420 per term
6 sessions per week £2,565 per term
4 sessions per week £1,710 per term
2 sessions per week £880 per term
Each half-day session £482 per term

Additional hours charged at £7.75 per hour. Late collection (after 6.00pm) surcharge, £25.00.

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


Pre-Prep (Year-Round Provision*)


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. 

All children are able to benefit from two years (6 terms) of 15 hours of free childcare - some are eligible for further support of up to 30 hours per week (both provisions being for a maximum of 38 weeks a year).

Those with fifteen free hours (for 38 weeks) will pay £1,438, £2,192 or £2,425 per term if attending 3, 4 or 5 days respectively. Those receiving thirty free hours will pay £1,108 (3 days, 8am to 6pm), £1,452 (4 days, 8:30am to 5:00pm) or £1,620 (5 days, 8:30am to 3:30pm). 

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 Mrs Helen Askew (tel: 0151 652 4114 or email: helen.askew@birkenheadschool.co.uk) with information on funding available at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

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


Unlike some other schools, the fees at the School include a wide range of co-curricular activities, almost all text books and materials, examination fees (where applicable), whole year group trips (including the Year 6 Adventure Holiday), 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 £2,755 per term
Prep - Years 1 to 6 £3,125 per term


Senior School and Sixth Form

Senior School (Years 7 and 8) £3,845 per term
Senior School (Years 9 to 11) £4,145 per term
Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) £4,145 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), whole year group trips, travel to sporting fixtures and 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.

Additional Charges


£249 per term

Early Morning Drop-Off (8am)
£3.40 per day
Homework Club / Fun Club
£7.15 per session until 5pm, plus £5.00 after 5pm (or just £5.00 following attendance at a co-curricular activity).

£6.00 per session until 5pm, plus £5.00 after 5pm (or just £5.00 following attendance at a co-curricular activity).

Conditions of Admission

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


Admissions Contact Information

Seniors Admissions
Ms Julie Hopper
PA to the Headmaster​
0151 651 3009

Prep Admissions
Mrs Helen Askew & Mrs Bev Farlam
PA to the Head of Prep
0151 652 4114