Schedule of School Fees – With Effect from 1st September 2023


5 Mornings £1,487 per term (8.30 a.m. – midday)
3 Full days £1,884 per term (8.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.)
4 Full days £2,512 per term (8.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.)
5 Full days £3,140 per term (8.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.)

Prep Department

Reception £3,189 per term (8.55 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.)
Year 1 £3,388 per term
Year 2 £3,607 per term

Junior Department

Year 3 £3,956 per term (8.55 a.m. – 3.40 p.m.)
Year 4 £4,131 per term
Year 5 £4,393 per term
Year 6 £4,587 per term

Morning playground supervision operates at no extra charge from:

8.30am for the Prep and 8.15am for the Juniors.

A late room operates until 4pm for the Prep Juniors and Nursery at no extra charge.

Fees are Inclusive of

Tuition, use of books, stationery, equipment (excluding recorders, hymn & music books)
School lunches, milk & match teas
Swimming lessons
Pupils’ personal accident insurance – See links for more information.

Personal Accident Insurance 1

Personal Accident Insurance 2

Personal Accident Insurance 3

Fees are Exclusive of

Instrumental Music lessons/Dance lessons/Andy Tucker Football Academy
Musical instrument hire – £20 per term per instrument billed in arrears
Some School trips; e.g. any residential trip
School uniform
Fees refund scheme – on an opt-in basis. See links for more information.

Fees Refund Scheme 1

Fees Refund Scheme 2

VAT or any other levy or tax

Breakfast Club (7.45am - 8.30am) and After School Care (4.00pm – 5.30pm)

Breakfast Club

£5.50 per session.  Includes breakfast and supervised play.

After School Care

£10 per session. Late collection charge after 5.40pm: £10
Includes a light tea for all children and supervised homework club for Juniors. Bookings not cancelled
by 12 midday will be charged.



A one-off £1 PTA charge will be added to your first invoice when joining the School.


School Fees are payable either:

  • by payment of 3 instalments per academic year, payable no later than the first day of each term.

a. Cheques should be made payable to “The Richard Pate School”,
b. Electronic payments should be made to:
The Richard Pate School
Account number: 30758655
Sort code: 20-20-23
Please include your school reference indicated on your invoice.

  • by 12 monthly instalments per academic year by direct debit starting with a first instalment collected on or around 2nd August and thereafter on or around the 2nd day of each month with a final payment on or around 2nd July. To use this method of payment a direct debit mandate must be completed and the original returned to the School Bursary at least 4 weeks prior to the first collection date.

The 12 payments are collected as follows; your invoice will specify the amount to be collected:

Payments 1 to 4 (Autumn Term) 2nd August, 2nd September, 2nd October, 2nd November
Payments 5 to 8 (Spring Term) 2nd December, 2nd January, 2nd February, 2nd March
Payments 9 to 12 (Summer Term) 2nd April, 2nd May, 2nd June, 2nd July
  • where eligible, wholly or partly using childcare vouchers or tax free childcare payments with the balance paid in 3 instalments as in 1. above.

a. Childcare vouchers or tax free childcare payment can only be used to pay for childcare. Accordingly we accept childcare vouchers for the following only:
i. School fees for pupils up to and including the term they turn 5 (at which point education becomes compulsory); and
ii. After School Care until your child leaves the School.

If you would like to use childcare vouchers or tax free childcare, please contact the Finance Officer, Sarah Bodman, in the Bursary (01242 522052 or bursar@richardpate.co.uk) to confirm how much will be paid by this method and therefore how much will be paid in the normal way at the start of each term.

After School Care Fees and any other charges are payable within 21 days of the date of the invoice.


Invoices are issued electronically by the Finance Officer, Sarah Bodman, from the e-mail address: sbodman@richardpate.co.uk.

School Fee invoices are raised termly in advance, After School Care invoices are raised half termly in arrears and are payable within 21 days of the invoice date.

15 Hours Funded Childcare for 3 & 4 Year olds

The School currently participates in the Local Authority 15 hours funded childcare scheme. Claim forms are sent by the Bursary in the post to parents prior to the start of each term and the School makes the claim. Your termly invoice will be adjusted accordingly.

Open Morning: Saturday 5th October 2024

Saturday 5th October 2024

10am – 12.30pm

Come and meet our staff and pupils, have a tour of the school and discover how we can provide the ideal start to your child’s education.

To register or to book an individual tour, please call 01242 522086 or email admissions@richardpate.co.uk