Fees and charges for 2019/20

Year Group/OfferingCost per session
Morning Only
(08.30 - 12.00)
Extended Day inc. lunch & tea
(08.00 - 18.00)
(no Early Years Funding)
Only available term time
£66/day (King’s Ely term time)
£64/day (Full Time: 47 weeks/year)
3 hours Afternoon
Early Years funding during term time only (if eligible)
(Early Years Funding is being phased out by 3 July 2020)
 Not available£46/day (During King’s Ely term time when attending all year)
£48/day (King's Ely Term Time attendance only)
(Early Years Funding session only)
£0 - No Charge if Early Years registered/compliant.
3 hours per day, up to 15 hours per week 
(sessions available are 13.30-16.30 term time only)

Early Years Funding will be administered on the basis of 13 weeks Michaelmas term, 11 weeks Lent term and 10 weeks Summer term, irrespective of any occasional public holiday closures and/or the Nursery finishing at lunchtime on the final day of term (this is as per Cambridgeshire County Council methodology).
Reception, Years 1 and 2£3,490 per term £10,470 per year
King's Ely Acremont Wrap Around Care Options for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2Breakfast Club (8am - 8.30am): £4.50 inc. hot breakfast"Owls" (4-5pm): £8.00
"Late Stays" (3:30pm to 4pm): £4.00"Nightingales" (5-6pm): £9.00 inc. drink & snack

As of 5th November 2018, the Early Years funding at King’s Ely Acremont Nursery will only be available to current parents. New families will not be eligible for Early Years funding. This will not effect the Government run childcare voucher scheme.

If you have any questions, please contact Simon Drew, Business Manager, on 01353 660701 or via simondrew@kingsely.org.

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of £100, payable once only, is required when a pupil first registers for King’s Ely. For students domiciled outside the EEA, the registration fee is £150.

Acceptance Deposit

An Acceptance Deposit (with an Additional Deposit for international domiciled parents) is required on entry into the school as per the table below.  For the sake of clarity, the Additional Deposit is levied in the case of a pupil whose normal residence is outside the United Kingdom, not where funds are paid from (except UK Forces/UK Diplomats/Civil Servants serving overseas on a “posting”, where it will be considered they are UK residents).

If you have paid an Acceptance Deposit using previously published rates, at the next move between Nursery and Reception, Year 2 into Year 3, or between Year 8 and Year 9, the level of deposit will need to be brought up to the level shown within the table below:

Year GroupOn First Entry (Offer letters dated after 13 February 2017)
Nursery £125
Reception, 1 and 2£500
3 – 8£500
9 – 13£500
Any International Domiciled Students (non-EEA) in any section of the School£500 plus 1 term's fees (including the Additional Deposit), adjusted annually to reflect the fees at time of Acceptance.

The Acceptance  Deposits will be retained within the general funds of the School until the pupil leaves and will be repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final payment of Fees or other sums due to the School on leaving.  The final bill is issued towards the end of the first half of the term following the term the student left.

The Additional Deposit for international domiciled students will be retained within the general funds of the School until the pupil leaves and will be repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final payment of Fees or other sums due to the School on leaving. The final bill is issued towards the end of the first half of the term following the term the student left.

If Fees in Advance are used to pay fees, the EEA Acceptance Deposit is required in addition to the FIA. When fees are paid in advance, any extra charges should be settled each term as per the invoice issued.


What is included in the fees

Nursery 1 and Nursery 2: Age-appropriate, nutritious food at lunch and tea time, depending on the sessions booked. All activities, classroom and indoor/outdoor play resources provided within each particular session. Any additional sessions asked for and taken are charged as extras over and above the pre-booked (charged in advance) sessions.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: The fees include lunch. School trips are included where they are part of the curriculum for whole year groups. Text books, all stationery items and classroom resources. Reception and Year 1 classes each have a Teaching Assistant. Year 2 shares one Teaching Assistant between two classes.

For any charges for items not included within the published termly/daily fees, you will either have requested it (e.g. after school care) or you will have been asked if you wish to opt for whatever is being offered (e.g. a school photograph). Any requested or agreed extra charges will be added to your next fees invoice. The only exception to this will be for Holiday Club, for which you will be sent a supplementary invoice soon after the start of the term following the Holiday Club.

Billing process

Nursery sessions are opted for on a termly basis in advance, organised by the administrative staff at King’s Ely Acremont. Those sessions opted for are then booked and invoiced in advance of the term starting. Any extra sessions taken during a term are recorded as extra sessions and invoiced retrospectively on the following term’s invoice. For example, the Lent Term invoice will be issued at the end of the preceding Michaelmas Term and will include the sessions opted for/booked for the forthcoming Lent Term as well as any extra sessions taken up during the previous Michaelmas Term.

Invoices are sent to parents three times a year, by email as a PDF attachment, approximately three weeks before the payment due date. Invoices are payable in full a week prior to the start of each term. The invoice will clearly state the date by which fees are payable.

Our overwhelming preference is for fees to be paid via internet banking/bank transfer direct into the school’s bank account, using the child’s fee account reference as the paying reference (to allow us to reconcile the payment to the correct child’s fee account). A lesser preferred alternative is payment by cheque drawn on a pound sterling bank account. We do not accept cheques/money orders from non-pound sterling accounts or accept cash for payment of fees (any cash payments should be made to us via the payee’s bank or by paying cash over the counter in a Lloyds Bank for credit direct into our school bank account). The school’s bank account details are on each invoice.

Debit and credit cards are accepted in person at the Accounts office or over the telephone (with the appropriate card transaction fees added to the payee’s account). Debit card transactions over the value of £1,000 will not attract a transaction fee.

There is no charge for those who secure a place for the present arrangement of up to 15 hours free care within the Nursery year (Nursery 1 and Nursery 2).  Our Early Years funding offer is restricted to only the Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 sessions each afternoon between 13.30 and 16.00 or 16.30 (the County Council stipulate there is a minimum of 2 ½ hours per funded session up to a maximum of 15 hours per week).

Private music/vocal lessons

Individual music lessons are delivered by Visiting Music Teachers (VMT) at the rate of £39.32 per hour (£24.25 per 37 minute lesson). The normal termly charge is for a “package” of 10 x 37 minute lessons at £242.50 (£727.50 per academic year). Music lessons are invoiced by the self-employed VMT concerned in advance direct to the parents. Ceasing of lessons should be notified directly to the VMT a term in advance otherwise fees to the parents will be charged by the VMT.

Any missed lessons, without sufficient prior notice to cancel the music/instrument singing lesson will be billed directly to the parents, including those where free music lessons are awarded.

Childcare Vouchers

We can accept childcare vouchers/Government Tax Free childcare payments for payment towards childcare for up to the start of the academic year the child turns six, and for any wrap around care/holiday clubs, after school clubs, and towards payment of the boarding element for children aged between the age of 5 and 16 years old (depending upon the scheme). If you have any questions about this, please contact the King’s Ely Accounts team (accounts@kingsely.org or 01353 660761 or 660721).

Giving notice to leave/withdraw

For our planning purposes, it is part of our Terms and Conditions that anyone wishing to withdraw their child from school (or later in the school, changing between boarding and day) must give a full term’s written notice so we can plan ahead accordingly. Failure to provide such notice to withdraw your child from King’s Ely or to make material changes to the sessions pre-booked without notice will result in an invoice for Fees in Lieu of Notice (FiLON) equating to a ‘normal’ full term’s fees for your child. Please do remember, if you wish to make any significant changes, you must provide a full term’s notice. The only exception to this is a child leaving at the end of Year 13.