Fees at St Mary’s represent good value for money and are competitive. We strive to keep fee increases to a minimum while still providing our pupils with the quality of education we and our students’ parents expect.
Kindergarten fees can be found at the bottom of this page.
We endeavour to be open and transparent with fees, to clearly outline what is included and what are potentially additional costs. St Mary’s School fees are inclusive of:
Additional fees or ‘extras’ include:
|ST MARY’S SCHOOL TERMLY FEES: FROM SEPTEMBER 2023|
|Preparatory Class Full-time, Years 1 & 2||£3,910|
|Years 3 & 4||£4,450|
|Years 5 & 6||£4,850|
|Years 7 & 8||£5,700|
|Years 9, 10 & 11||£5,900|
There are three terms per academic year.
There are a range of ways for parents to pay their fees. More details can be found below.
Fees are payable in advance by the first day of each term. There is a range of ways for parents to pay their fees, including bank transfer or direct debit.
You can also spread your fees and pay monthly through My School Fee Plan.
St Mary’s School (Colchester) Limited is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. *School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited (company number 02015200).
A single Entry Deposit of £400 is required on acceptance of a place and is refunded after the end of a pupil’s final term in the school, following final adjustments.
Bursaries and Senior School Scholarships are available. Please contact the school for information or visit the Scholarships and Bursaries page. Additionally, parents may wish to contact an Independent Financial Adviser who can provide you with information on relevant savings’ schemes.
Please note that fees are reviewed every Summer term.
(subject to an annual review)
MAIN KINDERGARTEN SESSIONS
|Core Day (inc cooked lunch)||8.30am-3.30pm||£60.50*|
|Early Start (inc breakfast)||7.30am- 8.30am||£8.50|
|Extended Stay 1||3.30pm-4.30pm||£8.50|
|Extended Stay 2** (inc tea)||3.30pm-6.00pm||£15|
* A booking of five Core Days per week attracts a reduction in the Core Day fee. Please ask for further details.
** a minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required.
Fees are invoiced monthly in advance for regular booked sessions, while any ad hoc sessions are invoiced with the following month’s fees.
To find out more about the Government’s Early Education Entitlement, please click the link below:
At St Mary’s Kindergarten you can receive funding for up to 15 hours of childcare a week, which is based on 38 weeks childcare. For those taking year-round childcare this will be stretched across 51 weeks.
St Mary’s Kindergarten does not offer the extended 30-hour entitlement.
For more information please contact our Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01206 594256.
The Government closed the Childcare Voucher Scheme for new applicants from 4 October 2018. St Mary’s will continue to deal with all approved providers of Childcare Vouchers for existing Scheme members. Please contact our Finance Office on 01206 572544 to discuss your particular requirements.
We are able to accept payment via the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare Scheme. For further details please click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/tax-free-childcare