Please find below our fee information from September 2023.
Nursery & Pre-Prep Fees
|Full Day||£67.50*||per session|
|Year 1||£3,850||per term|
|Year 2||£4,150||per term|
* Excluding Early Years Funding – Please contact the Bursary for further details about Early Years Funding or click on EYFE Funding | Preparatory School, Sussex | Vinehall School
|Years 6 – 8||
(8am to 8am) Year 3 +
Supper only option
A £1,000 termly surcharge will be applied to all non-EU International full boarding fees.
Registration & Refundable Deposits
A non-refundable registration fee is payable on application for a child to enter Vinehall School.
- UK Resident - £75
- Non-UK Resident - £150
A deposit is payable one year before entry to Vinehall, or upon registration for later entries. The deposit is held by the school as security and will be refunded with the final invoice, after the child has left, minus the last term’s disbursements and provided all financial commitments to the school have been met, and due notice (one full term) given, where appropriate. Currently, the deposits are:
- Boarders whose parents are resident in the UK: £750
- Boarders whose parents are not resident in the UK: £2,500
- Day pupils in Reception – Year 8: £500
- Pupils joining Nursery or Kindergarten £250 (an additional £250 is payable when they move into Reception)
The admission of a pupil is conditional on acceptance of the terms of the Parents Contract and of the rules published by the school from time to time.
Payment of Fees
Fees are reviewed annually and are payable on or before the first day of each term and include tuition, text and exercise books and paper, materials for art, DT, science and carpentry. Day fees include lunch and breaks, but where a child stays late for activities, there is a charge for supper. Boarding fees are inclusive of all meals and normal laundry.
Fees may be paid by direct debit over nine equal instalments (3 per term). For details, please contact the Bursar.
Late payment will result in a charge of 2.5% per month.
Grants for 3 & 4 Year Olds (EYEE)
Working in partnership with East Sussex County Council (ESCC), Vinehall School currently offers the Universal 15 hours of Early Years Funding Entitlement (EYFE) for pupils in our Nursery and Kindergarten classes. You will be eligible to claim the funding in the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.
For more information please click here
Childcare Vouchers may be used to pay for childcare that covers After School Clubs, Breakfasts, Suppers, Holiday Clubs, Nursery Education and Boarding. They may not be used to cover School Fees.
Although the Childcare Voucher Scheme is closed to new applicants (since October 2018), parents may be able to get Tax-Free Childcare instead.
Some of the childcare providers we have accounts with include:
Discounts, Scholarships & Bursaries
We offer a 20% discount to the third eldest and subsequent day siblings attending the school at the same time. The discount is applicable from the Reception year.
We offer a 10% discount to new pupils whose mother or father are Vines (Alumni of Vinehall).
Members of HM Armed Forces, who are eligible for the Military Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) will receive a discount such that they pay the mandatory parental contribution of 10% of the boarding or day fee, with the balance being covered by the CEA. Vinehall also supports applications to the Armed Forces Education Trust:
http://armedforceseducation.org who work to support children whose education has been compromised or put at risk as a result of parents’ past or current service in our Armed Forces.
Families may be eligible for grants under the Educational Trusts Forum. Vinehall supports suitable applications for assistance under the IAPS iTrust scheme. For more information and eligibility please visit https://iaps.uk/about/itrust
Scholarships and Bursaries
The Governors of Vinehall School are committed to broadening access to the school by offering financial assistance with the payment of school fees to eligible parents in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Such assistance is limited and subject to an assessment of the financial circumstances of applicants. For further details please contact the Admissions Office on 01580 883090.
The following are in addition to the basic fee:
- Reference books
- Visits and trips
- Disbursements for after-school activities or sports coaching as required by parents. The cost of these activities is notified to parents at the beginning of each term.
- Music lessons and Learning Support tuition.
- Music supplies, mathematics revision books, calculators, exam fees and Shield (Year 8 only).
- The morning and afternoon minibus runs.
Extras are charged in arrears, with the exception of the school minibus and school trips which are charged in advance.
Notice of half a term must be given to discontinue an extra. The School reserves the right to charge in lieu of such notice.
Notice of Withdrawal
A term’s notice is required in writing before the removal of a child from the school. In the absence of such notice, the following term’s fees will be payable in addition to those of the current term.
Personal Accident cover is provided by the school at no additional cost.