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Please find below our fee information from September 2024. 

Nursery & Pre-Prep Fees


Full Day  £72.00* per session
Morning £45.00 per session


Reception  £3,950 per term
Year 1 £4,150 per term
Year 2 £4,450 per term

* Excluding Early Years Funding – Please contact the Bursary for further details about Early Years Funding 

Prep Fees


Day Pupil  
Year 3 


per term
Year 4


per term
Year 5


per term
Years 6 – 8


per term

 Boarding Fees


Weekly  £9,515 per term
Full  £10,575 per term
Vinehall 24
(8am to 8am) Year 3 +

Supper only option
(6.30pm pick up)




per session


per session

A £1,000 termly surcharge will be applied to all non-EU International full boarding fees.

50 Week Wraparound Care

5 days per week (Extended Day: 8.00am - 6.00pm (5.30pm for PN):
Year group

Full Wraparound care

per term

with Early Years Funding

Full Wraparound care

per term

without Early Years Funding

Nursery & Kindergarten £5,470  £6,386
Reception £6,386  £6,386
Year 1 £6,521 £6,521
Year 2 £6,791 £6,791

5 days per week (Full Day: 8.00am - 3.20pm):
Year group

Full Wraparound care

per term

with Early Years Funding

Full Wraparound care

per term

without Early Years Funding

Nursery & Kindergarten £4,079  £4,995
Reception £4,995  £4,995
Year 1 £5,015 £5,015
Year 2 £5,265 £5,265

5 days per week (Mornings Only: 8.00am - 12.45pm):
Year group

Full Wraparound care

per term

with Early Years Funding

Full Wraparound care

per term

without Early Years Funding

Nursery & Kindergarten £2,266  £3,182
Reception £4,395  £4,395
Year 1 £4,575 £4,575
Year 2 £4,845 £4,845

The Early Years Funding is only applied to those children that are eligible.

Wraparound care runs from 8.00am - 5.30pm for 50 weeks of the year.

Registration & Refundable Deposits

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee is payable on application for a child to enter Vinehall School.

  • £150.00

Refundable Deposit

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.

Childcare Vouchers

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:

  • Sodexo
  • Fideliti
  • EdenRed

Discounts, Scholarships & Bursaries

Sibling Discount

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.

Vines Discount

We offer a 10% discount to new pupils whose mother or father are Vines (Alumni of Vinehall).

Forces Families

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: 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.

Fee Assistance

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

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.

Extra Charges

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.